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NSCDC arrests 2 men over alleged vehicle papers forgery in Borno



The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Borno Command, on Sunday said it arrested two men suspected to be involved in producing fake vehicle documents.

The State Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri.

Ibrahim said that the arrests were made on May 7, following complaints from a resident, Mr Muhammad Usman, over suspicious activities of the suspects.

He said the suspects kaka Ali-Usman and Ibrahim Jiddo, from Customs Area, Maiduguri, connived to fabricate fake vehicle papers in a desperate attempt to sell a Honda Civic car at Jiddo Motors.

The commandant also said that some forged documents such as road worthy certificates, insurance stickers, local registration number plates, among others, were seized from the suspects.

Ibrahim expressed worry at the spate of crime in the society, saying; “ imagine how far people can go to aid criminal activities such as car theft, terrorism, kidnapping and robbery”.

“This means that any stolen car brought before them can easily be disposed of using fake documents. We will charge them to an appropriate court.’’

The Commandant also cautioned car dealers in the state to avoid patronising criminals whose activities could jeopardise their legitimate businesses.

Edited by Azubuike Okeh


NSCDS says intelligence gathering, security reporting skills essential for officers



Lucy Samu, the Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Ebonyi on Tuesday reaffirmed the corps’ readiness to continue to prioritise training of its officers on intelligence gathering and security reporting.

She said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria , following the successful conclusion of a capacity building training for some of its officers in Abakaliki on Monday.

“The importance of intelligence gathering and effective security report writing cannot be over-emphasised, they are fundamental to our mandate of securing the people and protecting public infrastructure,” she said.

Samu explained that the essence of the one-day training programme was to improve the officers’ security awareness and enhance productivity.

According to her, the training is in line with the Commandant-General’s policy to promote the training and re-training of officers for effective service delivery.

She said that the NSCDC’s Commandant-General, Abdullahi Muhammadu, was keen about shoring up officers’ competencies and capabilities in the interest of achieving set objectives.

The state commandant stated that effective intelligence gathering and security reporting were crucial in the task of delivering on the NSCDC’s mandate.

“Our officers at the local government levels, mainly the district and their intelligence officers are actively involved in this exercise,” she said.

Samu further said that the officers would pass on the knowledge gained during the programme to their subordinates to ensure a more effective security at the grassroots.

“The realities of the time will not allow us to gather everybody at the same time to undergo the training, so we selected two officers from each local government area.

“We complied with all COVID-19 prevention protocols such as hand washing, social and physical distancing; I thank the commandant-general for his support toward the success of this programme,” she said.

Mr Egoma-Egoma Edet, the command’s Head of Administration, informed the trainees that writing good security reports was one of the foremost tasks of any security officer.

“Such reports provide a clear picture of happenings; they greatly assist in investigations, so a good security report should be very informative

“Security reports can be used in the eventuality of litigation.

“Therefore, such reports should be legible and written in simple grammar for effective comprehension,” he said.

Edet said that effective intelligence gathering would enable officers to perform optimally by contributing meaningfully to investigation and storage of security information.

One of the trainees, Mr Bassey Okoi, commended the corps for organising the training and pledged his readiness to pass on the knowledge garnered to his subordinates.

Okoi, the Divisional Officer, Ohaukwu Local Government Area, said that constant training and re-training of officers were necessary to boost efficiency.

Edited By: Azubuike Okeh/Donald Ugwu
Source: NAN
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NSCDC prevents thieves from diverting 1,100 litres of PMS across border



The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has taken charge of 1,100 litres of Petroleum Mentholated Spirit ( PMS) meant to be taken away  from Nigeria to Benin Republic  through the  water ways by some oil thieves.


The Commandant of NSCDC, Lagos State, Mr Iskil Makinde, at the display of the exhibits in Lagos on Monday  said  that the thieves  were arrested in their boat while they were carting away the product to Benin Republic from Badagary where it was siphoned.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr  Makinde assumed duty in Lagos  on Aug. 24 following a posting order dated Aug. 17 from Commandant -General of the NSCDC, Abdullahi Mohammadu.


The Commandant said that  the incident  happened on Sept. 20 and that the products were stocked in polythene bags and kegs.


According to him at the parade,  all attempts to stop the culprits initially proved abortive.


“ However, a hot pursuit by the NSCDC marine corps of the thieves  made them abandoned the boat in which the products were loaded and jumped into the sea to escape,” he said.


Makinde  said that  other exhibits recovered at the scene include a wooden canoe which cracked in the course of bringing it to the shore.


“ Also recovered is a 740 HP Yamaha engine used to power the boat,” he said.


The  NSCDC boss described the incident as very unfortunate, especially, when the country needed all resources to enable it stabilise after  the  COVID-19 pandemic.


The  commandant  said  that the corps would not condone any act of criminality in the state.


“The corps is also assuring  the residents of Lagos State  of peaceful environment as its personnel are  set of ridding the state  of all criminal elements,” he said

Edited By: Peter Dada
Source: NAN
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NSCDC arrests 19 suspected rapists in Kaduna  



The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kaduna State Command, says it has arrested 19 suspected rapists in the state between  August and September .

The Command Public Relations Officer, ASC Orndiir Terzungwe, made the disclosure in a media briefing at the command’s  headquarters on Friday in Kaduna.

The suspects were arrested for alleged defiling and raping  minors.

Terzungwe said, “in a bid to control increasing incidences of child defilement and rape, we in the NSCDC, Kaduna state command, have arrested no fewer than 19 suspected rapists from August to date.

“You may wish to note that our command which always seeks for support and collaboration from the public,  is overwhelmingly grateful due to the positive responses so far.

“In view of the support received, we are gathered here at this moment to showcase the result of our collaboration with the good and law abiding people of the state and to seek for more.”

He said some of the rape cases were brought to the attention of the corps by the Ministry of Human Services, Civil Society Organisations, Kaduna Vigilance Service and individuals.

“Unfortunately, all of these cases involve minors who became victims of randy suspects,” he said.

According to him, results of some tests carried out on some victims at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) have revealed complications due to the dastardly acts.

He explained that 18 of the cases are in court, with high tendency that the suspects would be eventually convicted.

Terzungwe added that the remaining case was being investigated and the suspect would be charged to court after completion of the investigation.

“It is worrisome that despite legislative measures put in place by the state government to punish perpetrators of this evil act, many people still indulge in it.

“We in the corps are highly displeased with rising incidences of child defilement and rape in the state and will do everything legally possible to control same.

“It is hoped that as we remain resilient in discharging our duties to control this menace and other crimes, we will record high successes, especially with the recent approval of castration and Bilateral Salpingectomy for male and females respectively and death by the state assembly,” he said.

Terzungwe urged people of the state to continue with their support, in order to end all forms of criminality including banditry and kidnapping.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/ Maharazu Ahmed
Source: NAN
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Edo Election: NSCDC deploys 13, 311 personnel for security operations



The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says no fewer than 13, 311 of its personnel from across 10 states were deployed to Edo for Saturday governorship election.

Deputy Commandant General (DCG), Madu Kelechi, in charge of operations disclosed this in Benin on Friday while briefing newsmen on the corps preparedness for the Edo election.

Madu said that of the figure, about 7,331 personnel would be fully involved in the election while the others would be posted to protect critical national assets and infrastructure across the state.

He explained that the core mandate of the NSCDC was disaster management and the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure.

He added that the corps could not afford to leave the critical national assets in the state vulnerable to saboteurs because of the election, hence the deployment of some personnel to man the assets.

The DCG further disclosed that the corps would be working in synergy with the police as the lead security agency for the election as well as other sister security agencies.

He maintained that the corps was prepared, adding that after the preparation, some personnel like those from the counter terrorism and the intelligence units were deployed upfront for the election.

He also said that the personnel deployed have been trained at the corps headquarters in Abuja as well as by the NCDC on what to do as the election would be conducted in line with the COVID-19 principles.

He further said that the corps had sensitised the personnel on behavior as well as how to handle situation especially vote buying.

Madu listed the states from which the personnel were drawn from to include Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Anambra, Kogi, Imo, Ondo, Ogun, Lagos and Ekiti.

Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Ismail Abdulaziz
Source: NAN
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