NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to monitor coronavirus in Anambra

The Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has deployed about 250 officers to monitor the activities of people over coronavirus in the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Okadigbo Edwin, who disclosed this to journalists in a statement in Awka, on Thursday, said the deployment is in line with the directives of both the Federal and the State Government that all public gatherings that exceed the number of people as stipulated are banned till further notice as a measure to fight and curtail the outbreak of the deadly disease.

According to him, the State Commandant of NSCDC in the State Command, Mr David Bille has today 26/03/2020 ordered the deployment of 250 NSCDC Personnel across the state to ensure the strict enforcement of the social restriction orders and other legitimate orders by the Federal and State governments.

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And that all Area Commanders, Divisional Officers and Head of Operational Units of the command have equally been directed to deploy their personnel within their area of responsibility.

“The Command hereby urges the people of the state to abide by this directive. As such all public gatherings, be it political gatherings, social gatherings, religious gatherings, night clubs, bars, others are prohibited. Any group of persons who violates the new order shall be arrested and prosecuted.

He further said the State Commandant, therefore urged citizens to be law-abiding at the trying moments. Citizens of the State are advised to avoid visiting NSCDC formations across the state for now till further notice.

“As such all Courtesy Visits to NSCDC Anambra state command has been cancelled for the benefit of all as the command will always prioritize the safety of lives and properties across the state.

Meanwhile, the State Command could be reached in case of emergency with the following numbers, 08058922941, 08036011552, 08035771835, and 07038924664.

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