The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger Command, on Friday said it had deployed 2, 500 security personnel to provide security during the nation’s 57th Independence celebrations in the state.
The Commandant of the Corps, Mr Philip Ayuba, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.
Ayuba said that already plain cloth security personnel had been deployed to Minna, Suleja, Kontagora and Bida to beef up security ahead of the celebrations.
He said that the command was collaborating with sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders to ensure peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the festivities.
“We have also Deployed Security Personnel to recreational centres, motor parks and public buildings to deal with any form of security threats,” he said.
The commandant called on parents to monitor the conduct of their children as anyone found fomenting trouble would be dealt with accordingly.
He appealed to residents of the state to provide the command with information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of miscreants in their midst.