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NSCDC deploys 600 security officials to Maiduguri mosques, churches –

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Borno Command, has sent 600 officials to Maiduguri following frequent insurgent attacks in Borno State.

Ibrahim Abdullahi, NSCDC Borno Commandant who revealed this on Sunday, while speaking with NAN, said the action was to ensure the safety of worshippers in the state, specifically in the holy month of Ramadan.

“We have also boosted our security checks and patrol at various institutions of learning especially University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) that had suffered many attacks this year.

“The students should therefore have no course for alarm as they go about their studies,” the commandant said.

He added that surveillance has been improved in public places especially at commercial centres, markets, motor parks, amusement parks and shopping malls.

“We therefore appeal to residents to assist the security agencies with relevant information that will enable us nip any suspected threat of Boko Haram or any other elements in the bud.

“We advise all worship centres in the areas where we are not stationed our personnel to ensure that some persons be on the watch while others are praying.

“They should also be alert to strange faces,” Mr. Abdullahi cautioned.


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