Imo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, says it has deployed 1,650 personnel for effective maintenance of peace and order during the Yuletide.
The state Commandant of the corps, Mr Matthew Ovye, revealed this on Friday during an interactive session with journalists in Owerri.
He urged the officers to exhibit professionalism and leave no stone unturned in ensuring a peaceful celebration in the state, charging Imo residents and visitors to remain law abiding
Ovye said that any attempt to sabotage the peace of the state during the Yuletide will be vehemently resisted.
“We have deployed our men to all the flashpoints in the state to ensure peace and order and enable Imo people to enjoy the Christmas holiday.
“Our brothers in the diaspora can now return home without fear.
“May I warn those with the intention of perpetrating lawlessness to think otherwise as there will be no room for lawlessness,“ he said.