The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) says it has deployed 800 operatives and 17 patrol vehicles to ensure hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in Sokoto.
Commandant Muhammad Dada disclosed this to journalists in Sokoto.
Mr Dada said the operatives comprised intelligence officers and other cadres. He noted that Eid prayer grounds were targeted, especially Fakon Idi, where Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, and Governor Aminu Tambuwal are expected to attend.
He explained that NSCDC headquarters had supported the NSCDC command with equipment to clear the Eid grounds preparatory to the festivity.
According to him, the command will get sniffer dogs for surveillance, other security inspections as well as patrols in Sokoto.
He added that operatives were also deployed as enforcement in the 23 local government areas.
The commandant said NSCDC would partner other sister agencies on the special Sallah patrols and enjoined residents to cooperate and assist them with useful information.