Eid-el-Kabir: Peace Corps deploys officers in Oyo

Eid-el-Kabir: Peace Corps deploys officers in Oyo

Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:00 pm

Peace Corps of Nigeria members on parade

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) in  Oyo State says it is deploying its officers to assist other security agencies in maintaining peace and security during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The State Commandant of PCN,  Oludare Adesina, said this in a statement  in Ibadan on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the corps has been having a running battle with the police which described it as an illegal organisation and had gone ahead to seal its Abuja headquarters.

But Adesina, according to the statement,  said the corps’  local government commands would  deploy officers to the various praying grounds to complement other security agencies and ensure a hitch-free celebration.

He  said the officers had also been directed to  beef up security at other strategic locations in the state to forestall criminality and make the state crime-free before, during and after the celebration.

Adesina, however,  urged hotel owners, recreation centres and  night club operators to be security-conscious during the festive period.

The PCN boss, who felicitated with Muslim faithful across the country,  urged residents of the state to embrace peace, saying Islam preaches peace, love and sacrifice.

Adesina admonished  residents to be law-abiding and imbibe the lessons of faith, love and unity, saying these were  pivotal to the  stability of the country.(NAN)

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