NSCDC Counsels Residents On Safety Measures During Harmattan

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday advised residents of Jigawa not to keep petrol and other inflammables at home to prevent fire outbreak as the harmattan approaches.

The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Malam Muhammad Gidado, told reporters in Dutse that the advice was necessary because fire outbreaks were common during the harmattan.

“The harmattan is fast approaching, and so, it is important for people to be more careful at this time to curb the persistent fire outbreaks which commonly occur during this season.

“Residents should always be careful while handling inflammable materials.

“People can be careless when keeping inflammable materials in their houses, which can later lead to fire outbreaks, if not properly managed,’’Gidado said.

He said the corps would continue to sensitise and inform the public on safety measures in residential and business environments to prevent fire outbreaks.

The commandant advised residents to observe the safety measures in their respective communities throughout the season and beyond.



Eid-el-Kabir : NSCDC deploys 40,000 personnel nationwide

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it had deployed 40,000 personnel across the country to provide maximum security during the Sallah festivities.

This is contained in a statement signed by Emmanuel Okeh, the Corps’ Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the statement, Abdullahi Gana, the Commandant General of the Corps, directed the deployment of the 40,000 personnel to ensure adequate peace and safety.

He assured Nigerians that adequate preparation was being made to protect critical areas such as places of worship, markets and schools and other soft targets during the period.

He called on citizens to be extra vigilant and security conscious at all time by reporting strange movements and objects to security personnel.

“The Corps is prepared to protect all critical national assets such as telecommunication masts and oil pipelines among others in collaboration with other security agencies.

“In our efforts to fight miscreants and criminal-minded individuals who see festive periods as the time to perpetuate their nefarious activities, all hands must be on deck.

“Most especially in the areas of intelligence-gathering and reporting all suspicious behaviour to relevant security authorities,’’ the NSCDC boss was quoted as saying.

While felicitating with all Nigerians, especially the Muslims on the Sallah celebrations, he urged them to continue to imbibe the spirit of peaceful coexistence and tolerance at all time.