NSCDC spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, said in Abuja that about 15,500 specially trained sniffer dogs had also been deployed. He also said the dogs would complement the efforts in ensuring law and order during the yuletide season.
We have also taken delivery of about 500 specially trained sniffer dogs from US to complement the 15,000 we have on ground.
Strategic places such as churches, recreation spots, federal highways and all forms of gathering places would have security beefed up around them.
Other specialized units such as Special Force, counter-terrorism units and surveillance vehicles will also be deployed.
The NSCDC official urged Nigerians to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement to the security agents.