Following the outcome of the widespread #EndSARS protest in many parts of the country that has taken a dangerous turn in recent time, the Commandant-General, Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has declared emergency status on all critical infrastructure and national assets in the country.
To this end, he has directed all state commandants to immediately re-inforce the deployment of personnel to all strategic critical infrastructure and national assets located in their various states to forestall any act of vandalism, arson or destruction of these critical assets by miscreants who may capitalize on the on-going protest in most parts of the country to perpetrate their sinister motives.
He gave this directive at the Corps National headquarters, Abuja, while giving a briefing on the current security situation in the country, with emphasis on the on-going protest by the youths in different parts of the nation.
The C-G stressed that the turn of events calls for more vigilance around critical national assets and infrastructure, which he said has become endangered species at this critical period and as easy target for hoodlums seeking to cause havoc and sabotage the economy.
He appealed to the citizens, especially the youths, to remain law abiding even in their demands for reform in some sectors in the country and advised them to go about their legitimate plea without taking the law into their hands.