#EndSARS Protests: NSCDC deploys over 1,500 personnel to guard national assets in Lagos

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed over 1,500 personnel to guard all national assets and critical infrastructures within Lagos state.

The Commandant, NSCDC, Lagos State Command, Mr Paul Ayeni, told newsmen in Lagos on Friday, that the directive came from the Commandant-General (CG) of NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana.

Ayeni said that the directive was for all NSCDC formation across the states to reinforce deployment to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and assets in their domain following the #EndSARS protests in some parts of the country.

The Lagos NSCDC commandant said that he personally led some of his personnel to some critical areas because of massive #EndSARS protesters in the areas. He said that some of the infrastructures the corps were positioned to guard include:

“The General Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Third Mainland Bridge, Ikoyi and Kirikiri Maximum Correctional Centers, Railways.

“The Eko Electricity Distribution Company, (EKEDC) and all Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines within the state, Ikeja Shopping mall, among others.”

The commandant reiterated that the corps would not relent in executing all mandates bestowed on it.

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“For instance, about 30 corps from the command was posted to monitor Ikoyi prisons and its environments, while 64 corps were posted to Maximum Correctional centre in Kirikiri and its environments.

“The corps in conjunction with other security agencies foiled the attempted jailbreak at Ikoyi prison on 22 October,” he said.

The commandant urged Lagos residents to report cases of insecurity or violation of human rights to the corps, with a promise of taking appropriate steps.

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