Nigeria deploys 2000 security personnel to the grand finale of Osun Osogbo Festival

The grand finale of this year’s festival, which started two weeks ago, comes up this Friday, August 18. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, said on Thursday that it had deployed 2,000 personnel to strategic places as part of  security measures for the celebration of the Osun-Osogbo festival.
NSCDC deploys 2000 personnel for Osun-Osogbo festival

Mr Philip Ayodele, the State Commandant of the corps, who gave the figure in a statement in Osogbo, assured residents and visitors coming to Osun for the festival of adequate security before, during and after the celebration.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Osun-Osogbo festival is a UNESCO certified festival that attracts thousands of tourists from within and outside the country.

Ayodele called on the general public to report any unscrupulous act or strange movement to the corps or the closest security agent around them.

The NSCDC statement came as the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Osun Command, Mrs Folashade Odoro, also assured residents and visitors of security during the festival.

She warned parents to monitor their children and wards to avoid all forms of crime during the period.




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