Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Oyo State says it has deployed 1,500 personnel to provide security across the state during the Eld-El-Kabir.
Mr John Adewoye, the commandant of the corps in the state, said in a statement issued in Ibadan on Saturday that the deployed officers had been directed to be more vigilant throughout the celebration.
The commandant said that the officers had also been positioned in sensitive areas such as eid- ground, parks and recreation centres, among others.
He urged Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, to be law abiding and to ensure peace and unity during the celebration.
Adewoye also called on Nigerians to be patriotic to ensure harmony, stability and development of the country.
He said the personnel on duty during the celebration would comprise those on mobile, stationary and customary patrol across the state.
“I enjoined the public to volunteer information to NSCDC and other sister agencies whenever they suspect any strange movement around them,’’ he said.