The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers state Command, has encouraged residents of the state to avoid the storing of adulterated / Illegally refined petroleum products as well as using adulterated DPK (kerosene) in residential areas to avoid fire Disaster.
The Command also assured residents in the state of a hitch free Christmas and New year celebrations.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Public Relations Officer, ACC Oguntuase Michael, on behalf of the state Commandant, Aliyu Bature.
According to the statement, the Command has deployed a total of one thousand five hundred (1500) of its personnel to all identified flash points, recreation centers, worship centers and the various locations where critical national assets and infrastructure are located in the state.
The statement read; “The State Commandant Aliyu Bature hereby assures the residents in the state of a hitch free Yuletide celebration as adequate measures has been taken to nib-in-the-bud any act capable of undermining the already established peace in the state”
“The Command is hereby calling on residents in the state to report all matters that could escalate and hamper free movement of persons during the season for prompt redress”.
” The command is open to receive complaints on matters that could cause security breach before, during and after the celebration”.
“In view of the foreknown, the Commandant is assuring the good people of the State of its commitment towards protection of life and property of citizens in the state. And calling on all lovers of peace in the state to report strange movements around them to the nearest security posts for prompt action”.
“The Peace and Conflict Resolution Unit has embarked on peace movement from ward to ward encouraging residents to report cases that could escalate and degenerate into serious conflict to the command in time”.