About 500 armed personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno state has deployed 500 armed personnel to various worship centres in Maiduguri.
Naija News understands that the development is to enhance the security and safety of lives and properties throughout the Ramadan period.
Commandant of the Corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, made this known to newsmen on Sunday.
Abdullahi said that the deployment was imperative as part of the modalities towards protecting worshippers from unsuspected suicide bomb attacks during the Holy month of Ramadan.
“The Command has placed security measures to compliment the efforts of other securities agencies to guarantee protection of lives and property of all residents in the state during and after Ramadan fast,” he said.
Abdullahi said that the team included, men of the anti-riot squad, bomb detection and disposal unit as well as intelligence and detective unit.
He said that the personnel of the NSCDC were deployed following the recent unfortunate incidents of suicide bombing at the outskirts of Maiduguri.
Abdullahi urged residents of Maiduguri to be security and also tasked the people to be observant of suspicious persons and strange objects in their worship centers’ environment, market, business centres, shop malls.
He urged the residents of the state to report immediately any suspicious movement in the state to security agencies for prompt intervention.