By Ukpono Ukpong, Abuja
Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has assured of hitch- free and peaceful Easter celebrations.
According to a statement signed by the Corps PRO, Emmanuel Okeh, the commandant general made the call at the corps national headquarters in Abuja, where he charged all state commands to ensure the massive deployment of personnel to all nooks and crannies, especially churches, markets, shopping malls, super markets, playing grounds and places that are perceived to be soft targets of attack by insurgents and dissidents.
He celebrated with Christians and charged them to be Christ like in all their activities by tolerating one another and preaching the gospel of peace and love, noting that fasting and praying should be seen as a spiritual rebirth meant to promote peace and unity among all and sundry.
He cautioned that Easter celebration is not for merry making alone, but should be seen as a season when Christians humble themselves by emulating the qualities of Jesus Christ by going the extra mile in carrying out their obligations in line with the scriptures.
Gana also seized the opportunity to inform all those that believed that festive periods are times to carry out their nefarious activities to desist and stay away from trouble as extra deployment of personnel has been made and whoever is caught, will face the wrath of the law.
He admonished the corps personnel to work in synergy with other sister agencies and to be diplomatic and law abiding when dealing with the public.