The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Yobe says it has deployed 500 officers across the state to provide security during the Sallah celebration.

The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in Yobe, Bala Garba, made the disclosure in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Damaturu.

“The 500 officers will join hands with other security agencies in the state to provide adequate security within the metropolis and the other 16 local councils during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

“Out of the 500 staff, there are number of intelligence officers who were deployed prior to the Eid day to carry out necessary intelligence sweep which tells us where more staff are needed,’’ he said.

Garba urged residents of the state to be cautious and report any suspicious movement to security agencies.

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