6202The NSCDC will deploy 6,000 personnel to Lagos for the yuletide season.

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According to a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Mrs Chinyere Ekenkwo, the spokesperson of the command, the State Commandant, Mr Tajudeen Balogun, also reassured residents of their safety.

”The command would make the Christmas and New Year celebrations crime-free in Lagos State and its environs.

”To this end, 6,000 officers of the Corps will be deployed to strategic locations to watch over critical infrastructure, event centres, places of worship, government houses and black spots,” it said.

This decision also prompted the recall of corpsmen on their annual leave and the suspension of all forms of leave,

The statement also pointed out that surveillance and information-gathering are on-going in different parts of the state. He appealed to the general public to be law-abiding and watchful. The public should report all suspicious activities and persons immediately.