The Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said on Friday that it had deployed 3,000 personnel to provide security for Sunday’s Workers’ Day celebration in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson in the state, Mr Mefor Chibuzor.
The statement said that the measure was to ensure adequate security of lives and property within the state during this period, “taking cognisance the prevailing security situation that confronts the nation”.
It said that the corps Commandant in the state, Mr Tajudeen Balogun, had assured people in Lagos that the celebration would be hitch-free.
”Towards achieving this, officers will be deployed in strategic locations to watch over critical infrastructure within the state during the period.
”Intelligence officers of the corps in plain clothes will be deployed to mount surveillance and gather intelligent information, especially from public recreation facilities and parks within the state.
”This we will do in collaboration with other security agencies in ensuring that the celebration is peaceful.
”I advise all Lagosians to be security conscious and avoid, as much as possible, being in overcrowded environment.
”I appeal to all members of the public to be law abiding and report any suspected movement or any gathering that pose a security threat to the corps or any security agency close by,” Balogun was quoted as saying.