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NSCDC deploys 1,200 personnel in Sokoto for Sallah

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Sokoto State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it will deploy 1,200 personnel for the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the state.

Mr Umar Bala, Sokoto state Commandant NSCDC made the disclosure while briefing Newsmen in Sokoto on Thursday.

He said the command had planned all necessary modalities to ensure hitch free celebrations across the state during the period.

“Our personnel will be deployed to all strategic areas and roads in order to control and maintain peaceful atmosphere during the Sallah celebration.

“However, we have set aside enough operational vehicles in collaboration with the state government to be used in some selected areas and for reinforcement,” he said.

Bala, while commending the state government for its support, urged the public to always cooperate with security agencies in the state.

“This, by providing security agencies with relevant information that will assist in maintaining peaceful atmosphere in Sokoto state,” he said.

He further called on residents to celebrate the festival in accordance with the law.

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