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Easter: Osun NSCDC Deploys 1,575 Personnel, Arrests 8 Over Electricity Theft



The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) OSUN State Command, CC Agboola Sunday, Thursday said over 1, 575 personnel have been deployed for a robust security arrangement and crime prevention during this year’s Easter celebration.

The Commandant said, personnel have been emplaced on major roads across the state, patrol teams and surveillance squads will cover critical national assets, worship centres, recreation centres, market places, motor parks, shopping malls for adequate security of lives and property.
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The Commandant on behalf of the entire officers and men heartily rejoices and felicitates with all Christians in the state as they celebrate this year’s Easter, he encouraged them to propagate peace, demonstrate love forgiveness and tolerance irrespective of religious affiliation.

Commandant Agboola also enjoins members of the public to be Security conscious and report any strange movement in their environment to security agencies.

Meanwhile, the command paraded nine (9) suspects last week and another eight(8) suspects arrested in a sting operation with the officials of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company(IBDEC) on Wednesday 5th April,2023 at various locations in Osogbo, the state capital over electricity theft.

The suspects were arrested at Ogo-Oluwa/Alekuwodo axis in Osogbo, based on credible information of engaging in bypassing electricity supply to their residents to evade necessary payment.

The NSCDC state Commandant, CC Agboola Sunday while parading the suspects disclosed that the command is ready to curb activities of vandals, economic saboteurs in the state, saying that, their action amounts to attempt suicide and revenue diversion, he reiterated that, there is zero tolerance for crime under his watch.

He promised readiness of men and officers of the command to synergize with Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBDEC) in curbing the state of those who vandalise critical national infrastructure.

The NSCDC boss also charged members of the public to desists from act capable of throwing the state into darkness and economic hardship.

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