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.
Culled from DailyTrust.com