NSCDC Deploys 120,000 Personnel for Independence Celebrations

The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ade Abolurin, on Monday said the organisation had deployed 120,000 personnel to boost security during the 53rd Independence Celebrations nationwide.

The commandant general made this known during a media briefing in Abuja.

He said the NSCDC would continue to ensure the protection of the lives and properties of Nigerians at all times.

According to him the corps apprehended 823 suspects between January and September across the country.

He said of the 823 apprehended, 782 were currently being prosecuted for various crimes.

Abolurin said the corps, in collaboration with relevant agencies of government, had convicted 41 suspects arrested for vandalizing critical infrastructure across the country.