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Jos crisis: NSCDC deploys additional 5,000 personnel

Following the bomb blasts on Christmas eve which claimed many innocent lives in Jos, Plateau State, security has been beefed up with the deployment of additional 5,000 personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), within and around the Jos metropolis and many other volatile areas of the state to forestall possible recurrence.

While describing the situation as unfortunate especially at a time when the whole world was in the mood of celebration, the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr. Ade Abolurin, said it was unthinkable that some evil-minded individuals would conceive the idea of throwing the whole country into a sorrowful mood by planting bombs to destroy lives and properties of fellow citizens.

The NSCDC boss while affirming government’s resolve to fish out the perpetrators of the ignoble act, said that government was on top of the situation and President Goodluck Jonathan was leaving no stone unturned to unravel the misery.

Abolurin, who confirmed that his officers and men had been working round the clock to bring succour and help to restore peace in the troubled state capital, stated that the situation necessitated the deployment of additional 5,000 personnel drawn from neighbouring states such as Nassarawa, Bauchi, Kaduna and Gombe to support those already on the ground in order to strengthen security, especially in sensitive place such as church, mosques, market places amongst other social hangouts.

He urged the people to go about their normal duties but advised them to be vigilant and security conscious by reporting any suspicious movement or activities of persons of questionable character to the nearest security agencies, as all hands were on deck to curb resurgence of violence.

The commandant-general assured Nigerian that security agencies in the country were not sleeping but working day and night strategizing to arrest the situation once and for all.  “Challenges are part of life and in the period of peace you must prepare for war, so that when it comes, it will not meet you unawares” says Abolurin.

He reinstate the commitment of Mr. President to ensure safety of lives and property especially as we move closer to period of electioneering campaign in 2011 which he assures will be free and fair and violent free.

He re-affirm the commitment of his officers and men to prevent reprisal attack and pockets of violence in places like Borno, Yobe and Bauchi by beefing up security with the deployment of sizeable numbers of officers and men from the Counter Terrorism Unit and the Intelligent departments of the Corps for 24 hours surveillance in order to unearth useful and timely information to forestall dissident attacks and to expose the criminals who are directly or indirectly aiding and abetting those behind all the attacks.

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