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  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC has arrested two suspects conveying 50 000 litres of suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil AGO in Anambra The two suspects are Samuel Ifeanyichukwu Oduche 39 from Ndiagu Amechi Awkunanaw and Emeka Agu 35 from Oduma Aninri all in Enugu State A statement issued on Monday by Mr Edwin Okadigbo Public Relations Officer PRO NSCDC Anambra Command said the duo were apprehended by men of the Anti Vandalism Squad of the Corps on Sept 24 in Awka He added that the suspects were arrested along the expressway while conveying the product in a truck with registration number Benue MKA 806 ZF Okadigbo said that preliminary investigation indicated that the suspects have been in the illicit oil business for some time The PRO said the State Commandant Mr Isdore Chikere had ordered the Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct further investigation on the matter He said that at the end of the investigation the suspects would be charged to court The commandant reiterated the commitment of the Corps to protect the nation s oil and gas investments and other critical infrastructures The constant vandalism of pipelines destruction of oil and gas facilities and illegal oil bunkering in the country is of great concern to the Commandant General of NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi This criminal act is worrisome because of its consequences on the economy damage to public infrastructures and loss of government huge revenue in the oil sector In view of the above the CG has tasked us to reorganize and empower the Anti Vandalism Squad to decisively tackle these menace which has started yielding the desired results he added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC arrests 2 over adulterated petroleum product in Anambra
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC has arrested two suspects conveying 50 000 litres of suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil AGO in Anambra The two suspects are Samuel Ifeanyichukwu Oduche 39 from Ndiagu Amechi Awkunanaw and Emeka Agu 35 from Oduma Aninri all in Enugu State A statement issued on Monday by Mr Edwin Okadigbo Public Relations Officer PRO NSCDC Anambra Command said the duo were apprehended by men of the Anti Vandalism Squad of the Corps on Sept 24 in Awka He added that the suspects were arrested along the expressway while conveying the product in a truck with registration number Benue MKA 806 ZF Okadigbo said that preliminary investigation indicated that the suspects have been in the illicit oil business for some time The PRO said the State Commandant Mr Isdore Chikere had ordered the Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct further investigation on the matter He said that at the end of the investigation the suspects would be charged to court The commandant reiterated the commitment of the Corps to protect the nation s oil and gas investments and other critical infrastructures The constant vandalism of pipelines destruction of oil and gas facilities and illegal oil bunkering in the country is of great concern to the Commandant General of NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi This criminal act is worrisome because of its consequences on the economy damage to public infrastructures and loss of government huge revenue in the oil sector In view of the above the CG has tasked us to reorganize and empower the Anti Vandalism Squad to decisively tackle these menace which has started yielding the desired results he added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC arrests 2 over adulterated petroleum product in Anambra
    Defence/Security16 hours ago

    NSCDC arrests 2 over adulterated petroleum product in Anambra

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two suspects conveying 50, 000 litres of suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) in Anambra.

    The two suspects are, Samuel Ifeanyichukwu Oduche, 39, from Ndiagu Amechi Awkunanaw and Emeka Agu, 35, from Oduma, Aninri, all in Enugu State.

    A statement issued on Monday by Mr Edwin Okadigbo, Public Relations Officer (PRO), NSCDC Anambra Command, said the duo were apprehended by men of the Anti-Vandalism Squad of the Corps on Sept. 24, in Awka. He added that the suspects were arrested along the expressway while conveying the product in a truck with registration number, Benue MKA 806 ZF.

    Okadigbo said that preliminary investigation indicated that the suspects have been in the illicit oil business for some time.

    The PRO said the State Commandant, Mr Isdore Chikere had ordered the Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct further investigation on the matter.

    He said that at the end of the investigation, the suspects would be charged to court.

    The commandant reiterated the commitment of the Corps to protect the nation’s oil and gas investments and other critical infrastructures.

    “The constant vandalism of pipelines, destruction of oil and gas facilities and illegal oil bunkering in the country is of great concern to the Commandant-General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi. “This criminal act is worrisome because of its consequences on the economy, damage to public infrastructures, and loss of government huge revenue in the oil sector.

    “In view of the above, the CG has tasked us to reorganize and empower the Anti-Vandalism Squad to decisively tackle these menace which has started yielding the desired results,’’ he added.


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  •  Dr Ahmed Audi Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC mourns the death of the Corps lead outrider Assistant Superintendent of Corps ASC1 Dickson Dike who died in a fatal accident A statement by NSCDC Director Public Relations Mr Olusola Odumosu disclosed that Dike was involved in a motorbike accident on Tuesday at about 7 30 p m Audi during a visit to the family of the deceased on Friday in Abuja described Dike as a very intelligent dedicated hardworking loyal and committed officer who occupied a very special place in his heart Dike was a very fine officer he was dedicated and never said no to work anytime he was called upon he loved his power bike he had passion for the job and he would be greatly missed His humility dedication and loyalty gave him a very special place in my heart he was very close to my family so if there is anyone that is deeply touched by his death its me he said He said that Dike s death was a very painful blow to the entire NSCDC family as he consoled the deceased wife children and siblings Audi promised to take responsibility of the burial expenses and assured of timely payment of Dike s insurance benefits Madam please take heart your husband was a good man we will try our best we will not leave you alone but assist you during this trying period We will take care of you and the children we will extend our gestures to you to give you solace My office is ready to shoulder all the burial expenses and also ensure that his life Insurance and burial benefits are paid as quickly as possible I championed the payment of insurance benefits to personnel when I came on board as the Commandant General in 2021 and Dike s case will not be an exception the CG assured Audi prayed for the repose of Dike s soul God s guidance and protection to those he left behind Mrs Aishat Audi President Civil Defence Officers Wives Association CDOWA who accompanied her husband comforted the widow of the deceased and assured her of the association s support She said I know how it feels to loose a loved one talk more of a husband I want to encourage you to be strong because of these beautiful children and God will see you through It is painful that he left this sinful world at a time when you need him most but rest assured that we will keep you and the children in mind We will not be far from you and I will make sure we support you in our own little way Responding Mrs Peace Dickson wife of the deceased expressed appreciation to the CG his wife and the entire Corps for the visit and show of love to her husband even in death She said that the death of her husband had created a huge vacuum in the family adding that life could never be the same without him Dike born on the 23rd of October 1989 hailed from Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State and survived by his wife and two children NAN reports that Dickson s death has left many officers men of the Corps admirers in rude shock and disbelief as they paid condolences to the family of the deceased NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Accident: NSCDC boss griefs over death of lead outrider, visits family in Abuja
     Dr Ahmed Audi Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC mourns the death of the Corps lead outrider Assistant Superintendent of Corps ASC1 Dickson Dike who died in a fatal accident A statement by NSCDC Director Public Relations Mr Olusola Odumosu disclosed that Dike was involved in a motorbike accident on Tuesday at about 7 30 p m Audi during a visit to the family of the deceased on Friday in Abuja described Dike as a very intelligent dedicated hardworking loyal and committed officer who occupied a very special place in his heart Dike was a very fine officer he was dedicated and never said no to work anytime he was called upon he loved his power bike he had passion for the job and he would be greatly missed His humility dedication and loyalty gave him a very special place in my heart he was very close to my family so if there is anyone that is deeply touched by his death its me he said He said that Dike s death was a very painful blow to the entire NSCDC family as he consoled the deceased wife children and siblings Audi promised to take responsibility of the burial expenses and assured of timely payment of Dike s insurance benefits Madam please take heart your husband was a good man we will try our best we will not leave you alone but assist you during this trying period We will take care of you and the children we will extend our gestures to you to give you solace My office is ready to shoulder all the burial expenses and also ensure that his life Insurance and burial benefits are paid as quickly as possible I championed the payment of insurance benefits to personnel when I came on board as the Commandant General in 2021 and Dike s case will not be an exception the CG assured Audi prayed for the repose of Dike s soul God s guidance and protection to those he left behind Mrs Aishat Audi President Civil Defence Officers Wives Association CDOWA who accompanied her husband comforted the widow of the deceased and assured her of the association s support She said I know how it feels to loose a loved one talk more of a husband I want to encourage you to be strong because of these beautiful children and God will see you through It is painful that he left this sinful world at a time when you need him most but rest assured that we will keep you and the children in mind We will not be far from you and I will make sure we support you in our own little way Responding Mrs Peace Dickson wife of the deceased expressed appreciation to the CG his wife and the entire Corps for the visit and show of love to her husband even in death She said that the death of her husband had created a huge vacuum in the family adding that life could never be the same without him Dike born on the 23rd of October 1989 hailed from Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State and survived by his wife and two children NAN reports that Dickson s death has left many officers men of the Corps admirers in rude shock and disbelief as they paid condolences to the family of the deceased NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Accident: NSCDC boss griefs over death of lead outrider, visits family in Abuja
    Defence/Security4 days ago

    Accident: NSCDC boss griefs over death of lead outrider, visits family in Abuja

    Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), mourns the death of the Corps’ lead outrider, Assistant Superintendent of Corps (ASC1), Dickson Dike who died in a fatal accident.

    A statement by NSCDC Director, Public Relations,  Mr Olusola Odumosu, disclosed that Dike was involved in a motorbike accident on Tuesday at about 7:30 p.

    m.Audi, during a visit to the family of the deceased on Friday in Abuja, described Dike as a very intelligent, dedicated, hardworking, loyal and committed officer who occupied a very special place in his heart.

    “Dike was a very fine officer, he was dedicated and never said no to work anytime he was called upon, he loved his power-bike, he had passion for the job and he would be greatly missed.

    “His humility, dedication and loyalty gave him a very special place in my heart; he was very close to my family, so, if there is anyone that is deeply touched by his death, its me,” he said. 

    He said that Dike’s death was a very painful blow to the entire NSCDC family as he consoled the deceased wife, children and siblings.

    Audi promised to take responsibility of the burial expenses and assured of timely payment of Dike’s insurance benefits.

    “Madam, please take heart, your husband was a good man, we will try our best, we will not leave you alone but assist you during this trying period.

    “ We will take care of you and the children, we will extend our gestures to you to give you solace.

    “My office is ready to shoulder all the burial expenses and also ensure that his life Insurance and burial benefits are paid as quickly as possible.

    “I championed the payment of insurance benefits to personnel when I came on board as the Commandant General in 2021 and Dike’s case will not be an exception,” the CG assured.

    Audi prayed for the repose of Dike’s soul, God’s guidance and protection to those he left behind. 

    Mrs Aishat Audi, President, Civil Defence Officers’ Wives Association (CDOWA), who accompanied her husband, comforted the widow of the deceased and assured her of the association’s support.

    She said, “I know how it feels to loose a loved one, talk more of a husband; I want to encourage you to be strong because of these beautiful children and God will see you through.

    “It is painful that he left this sinful world at a time when you need him most but rest assured that we will keep you and the children in mind.

    “We will not be far from you and I will make sure we support you in our own little way.

    ”Responding, Mrs Peace Dickson, wife of the deceased, expressed appreciation to the CG, his wife and the entire Corps for the visit and show of love to her husband even in death .

    She said that the death of her husband had created a huge vacuum in the family, adding that life could  never be the same without him.

    Dike, born on the 23rd of October, 1989, hailed from Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State and survived by his wife and two children.

    NAN reports that Dickson’s death has left many officers, men of the Corps, admirers in rude shock and disbelief as they paid condolences to the family of the deceased.


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  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has appealed to the Federal Government to allocate funds to the organisation to enable it set up a forensic laboratory The Commandant General of the NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi made the appeal while featuring at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Sunday We will be glad if we will have funds and if the Federal Government will approve funds for us to establish our own forensic laboratory Audi said that the NSCDC had been relying on the forensic laboratory of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC for now describing the EFCC facility as one of the best EFCC has one of the best forensic laboratories in terms of current forensic investigations and this is what the NSCDC relies on for now Audi said that the EFCC had been supportive to the NSCDC in conducting forensic investigations We are trying to partner with the EFCC to leverage on their equipment and facilities for now The EFCC has been supportive in conducting forensic investigations for us We look forward to partnering with them so that whenever we are doing some investigations especially high profile cases we can go to them for assistance The controller general however frowned at charges being paid to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd NNPC for forensic analysis on adulterated petroleum products The petroleum product belong to NNPC but when we arrest before going to court we have to conduct thorough investigation During this investigation part of what will be provided in court to be tendered is the product But before you tender the product you must carry out a forensic test of the product to see the viability and authenticity of the product whether it is genuine or adulterated Audi said that although the NNPC had the testing lab it still had to be paid before forensic tests could take place in the lab You see we pay and this is still their product But we have been engaging them to waive the charge because we don t have money for such payments It has been a very serious problem for us he added The NSCDC chief revealed however that the NNPC had assured the corps of its willingness to waive such payments The Group General Managing Director had given me his words that he is working on it and that he is going to grant us our request We must commend him for that Audi said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Civil Defence seeks funds to build forensic lab
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has appealed to the Federal Government to allocate funds to the organisation to enable it set up a forensic laboratory The Commandant General of the NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi made the appeal while featuring at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Sunday We will be glad if we will have funds and if the Federal Government will approve funds for us to establish our own forensic laboratory Audi said that the NSCDC had been relying on the forensic laboratory of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC for now describing the EFCC facility as one of the best EFCC has one of the best forensic laboratories in terms of current forensic investigations and this is what the NSCDC relies on for now Audi said that the EFCC had been supportive to the NSCDC in conducting forensic investigations We are trying to partner with the EFCC to leverage on their equipment and facilities for now The EFCC has been supportive in conducting forensic investigations for us We look forward to partnering with them so that whenever we are doing some investigations especially high profile cases we can go to them for assistance The controller general however frowned at charges being paid to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd NNPC for forensic analysis on adulterated petroleum products The petroleum product belong to NNPC but when we arrest before going to court we have to conduct thorough investigation During this investigation part of what will be provided in court to be tendered is the product But before you tender the product you must carry out a forensic test of the product to see the viability and authenticity of the product whether it is genuine or adulterated Audi said that although the NNPC had the testing lab it still had to be paid before forensic tests could take place in the lab You see we pay and this is still their product But we have been engaging them to waive the charge because we don t have money for such payments It has been a very serious problem for us he added The NSCDC chief revealed however that the NNPC had assured the corps of its willingness to waive such payments The Group General Managing Director had given me his words that he is working on it and that he is going to grant us our request We must commend him for that Audi said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Civil Defence seeks funds to build forensic lab
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Civil Defence seeks funds to build forensic lab

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has appealed to the Federal Government to allocate funds to the organisation to enable it set up a forensic laboratory.

    The Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, made the appeal while featuring at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Sunday.

    “We will be glad if we will have funds and if the Federal Government will approve funds for us to establish our own forensic laboratory.

    ” Audi said that the NSCDC had been relying on the forensic laboratory of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for now, describing the EFCC facility as “one of the best”.

    “EFCC has one of the best forensic laboratories, in terms of current forensic investigations and this is what the NSCDC relies on for now.

    ” Audi said that the EFCC had been supportive to the NSCDC in conducting forensic investigations.

    “We are trying to partner with the EFCC to leverage on their equipment and facilities for now.

    “The EFCC has been supportive in conducting forensic investigations for us.

    “We look forward to partnering with them so that whenever we are doing some investigations, especially high profile cases we can go to them for assistance.

    ” The controller-general, however, frowned at charges being paid to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPC) for forensic analysis on adulterated petroleum products.

    “The petroleum product belong to NNPC but when we arrest, before going to court, we have to conduct thorough investigation.

    “During this investigation, part of what will be provided in court to be tendered is the product.

    “But before you tender the product, you must carry out a forensic test of the product to see the viability and authenticity of the product, whether it is genuine or adulterated.

    Audi said that although the NNPC had the testing lab, it still had to be paid before forensic tests could take place in the lab.

    “You see, we pay and this is still their product.

    But we have been engaging them to waive the charge because we don’t have money for such payments.

    “It has been a very serious problem for us,” he added.

    The NSCDC chief revealed, however, that the NNPC had assured the corps of its willingness to waive such payments.

    “The Group General Managing Director had given me his words that he is working on it and that he is going to grant us our request.

    “We must commend him for that,” Audi said.


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  •  The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has upgraded its training curriculum to enhance capacity building of personnel The Commandant General NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi revealed this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja Audi said organisation that didn t go through training would experience low productivity ImageTitleSummaryCategoriesAuthorDatecategories_hfilter adding that training not visible in security agencies could make capacity of personnel not enhanced According to him there is this popular saying in military and paramilitary that discipline starts from training So what we did when this administration came on board was that we worked on our policies and our training schools we tried to resuscitate them In fact we upgraded our training schools curriculum to meet the current situation in the world to meet the standard practice in the world especially now that in Africa we are beginning to experience asymmetric conflict You know asymmetric conflict and history is really tough If you have been following how asymmetric conflicts started and dealt with some other countries like in the case of Sri Lanka it held Sri Lanka for over 2 decades and we are seeing this is what is happening in Nigeria he said According to the CG we have to upgrade our curriculum to be in tandem with what is happening so that our people our personnel will now be equipped to do their job We have introduced and made categorically our trainings to be in two sections we have the regimental training and we have the capacity building training Capacity building training in terms of workshops conferences etc while the regimental training is the one that you do it using the parade drill and three pathology to instill in them And we also teach them how to even conduct themselves bringing our SOP in place our code of ethics and conduct and the rest he said Audi said that the Corps was after robust productivity and an enhanced service ultimately to Nigerians believing that there was always light at the end of the tunnel NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC upgrades training curriculum for capacity building
     The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has upgraded its training curriculum to enhance capacity building of personnel The Commandant General NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi revealed this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja Audi said organisation that didn t go through training would experience low productivity ImageTitleSummaryCategoriesAuthorDatecategories_hfilter adding that training not visible in security agencies could make capacity of personnel not enhanced According to him there is this popular saying in military and paramilitary that discipline starts from training So what we did when this administration came on board was that we worked on our policies and our training schools we tried to resuscitate them In fact we upgraded our training schools curriculum to meet the current situation in the world to meet the standard practice in the world especially now that in Africa we are beginning to experience asymmetric conflict You know asymmetric conflict and history is really tough If you have been following how asymmetric conflicts started and dealt with some other countries like in the case of Sri Lanka it held Sri Lanka for over 2 decades and we are seeing this is what is happening in Nigeria he said According to the CG we have to upgrade our curriculum to be in tandem with what is happening so that our people our personnel will now be equipped to do their job We have introduced and made categorically our trainings to be in two sections we have the regimental training and we have the capacity building training Capacity building training in terms of workshops conferences etc while the regimental training is the one that you do it using the parade drill and three pathology to instill in them And we also teach them how to even conduct themselves bringing our SOP in place our code of ethics and conduct and the rest he said Audi said that the Corps was after robust productivity and an enhanced service ultimately to Nigerians believing that there was always light at the end of the tunnel NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC upgrades training curriculum for capacity building
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    NSCDC upgrades training curriculum for capacity building

    The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has upgraded its training curriculum to enhance capacity building of personnel.

    The Commandant General, NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi revealed this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.

    Audi said organisation that didn’t go through training would experience low productivity,ImageTitleSummaryCategoriesAuthorDatecategories_hfilter adding that training not visible in security agencies could make capacity of personnel not enhanced.

    According to him, there is this popular saying in military and paramilitary that “discipline starts from training”.

    “So what we did when this administration came on board was that we worked on our policies and our training schools, we tried to resuscitate them.

    “In fact, we upgraded our training schools curriculum to meet the current situation in the world, to meet the standard practice in the world, especially now that in Africa, we are beginning to experience asymmetric conflict.

    “You know, asymmetric conflict and history is really tough.

    “If you have been following how asymmetric conflicts started and dealt with some other countries like in the case of Sri Lanka, it held Sri Lanka for over 2 decades and we are seeing this is what is happening in Nigeria, ” he said.

    According to the CG, we have to upgrade our curriculum to be in tandem with what is happening so that our people, our personnel will now be equipped to do their job.

    “We have introduced and made categorically our trainings to be in two sections; we have the regimental training and we have the capacity building training.

    “Capacity building training in terms of workshops, conferences etc, while the regimental training is the one that you do it using the parade drill and three pathology to instill in them.

    “And we also teach them how to even conduct themselves, bringing our SOP in place, our code of ethics and conduct and the rest, ” he said.

    Audi said that the Corps was after robust productivity and an enhanced service ultimately to Nigerians believing that there was always light at the end of the tunnel.


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  •  Dr Ahmed Audi Commandant General Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC says Nigerians are not ripe to be allowed to bear arms Audi made the observation when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja I strongly disapproved of it Even now that there is no law in existence you still have proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the hands of people It has to do with civilisation and education Even in Europe and America where they have that law where virtually everybody once you can drive can have arms they are trying to control it now because of how some events unfold In the world especially in Europe and America somebody will just wake up and just go to a school and open fire on kids You know that is madness And so for me I don t think we are there yet to allow citizens carry arms The CG also spoke on the efforts being made by the NSCDC to address clashes in the country He said that the Corps in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture had trained over 3 000 Agro Rangers to provide security to farms and other agro allied investments The CG said that the unit was a specialised department which also help to reconcile farmers and herders They are still there and presently we have even trained about 3 000 of them and as you can even see me sitting here this is their uniform the uniform of Agro Rangers They are under a department called Peace and Conflict Resolution and using Alternative Dispute Resolution they have settled over 1000 cases between farmers and herders nationwide You can see them visibly in Borno Yobe Kaduna Adamawa Enugu and they are there doing their work he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria not ripe to allow citizens bear arms – NSCDC boss
     Dr Ahmed Audi Commandant General Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC says Nigerians are not ripe to be allowed to bear arms Audi made the observation when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja I strongly disapproved of it Even now that there is no law in existence you still have proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the hands of people It has to do with civilisation and education Even in Europe and America where they have that law where virtually everybody once you can drive can have arms they are trying to control it now because of how some events unfold In the world especially in Europe and America somebody will just wake up and just go to a school and open fire on kids You know that is madness And so for me I don t think we are there yet to allow citizens carry arms The CG also spoke on the efforts being made by the NSCDC to address clashes in the country He said that the Corps in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture had trained over 3 000 Agro Rangers to provide security to farms and other agro allied investments The CG said that the unit was a specialised department which also help to reconcile farmers and herders They are still there and presently we have even trained about 3 000 of them and as you can even see me sitting here this is their uniform the uniform of Agro Rangers They are under a department called Peace and Conflict Resolution and using Alternative Dispute Resolution they have settled over 1000 cases between farmers and herders nationwide You can see them visibly in Borno Yobe Kaduna Adamawa Enugu and they are there doing their work he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria not ripe to allow citizens bear arms – NSCDC boss
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Nigeria not ripe to allow citizens bear arms – NSCDC boss

    Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says Nigerians are not ripe to be allowed to bear arms.

    Audi made the observation when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.

    “I strongly disapproved of it.

    Even now that there is no law in existence, you still have proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the hands of people.

    “It has to do with civilisation and education.

    “Even in Europe and America where they have that law where virtually everybody once you can drive can have arms, they are trying to control it now because of how some events unfold.

    “In the world, especially in Europe and America, somebody will just wake up and just go to a school and open fire on kids.

    You know that is madness.

    “And so for me, I don’t think we are there yet to allow citizens carry arms.

    ” The CG also spoke on the efforts being made by the NSCDC to address clashes in the country.

    He said that the Corps, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, had trained over 3,000 Agro Rangers to provide security to farms and other agro allied investments.

    The CG said that the unit was a specialised department, which also help to reconcile farmers and herders.

    “They are still there and presently we have even trained about 3,000 of them and as you can even see me sitting here, this is their uniform, the uniform of Agro Rangers.

    “They are under a department called Peace and Conflict Resolution, and using Alternative Dispute Resolution, they have settled over 1000 cases between farmers and herders nationwide.

    “You can see them visibly in Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Adamawa, Enugu and they are there doing their work, “he said.


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  •  The Commandant General Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi says the welfare of personnel of the corps has continued to receive major boost under his administration Audi said when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja that efforts were being made clear the backlog of promotion arrears of about six years People were hanging ranks but were not getting the commensurate pocket anointing that is equivalent to the rank So we started working on it and God helped us Mr President approved the payment of four years salary arrears which we did remaining two years We are waiting for the balance and as soon as we get the balance we will pay those that are involved We have also introduced some welfare packages in terms of providing housing for our staff We have conducted ground breaking ceremony for our personnel houses through mortgage Audi said The NSCDC boss further said the corps had commenced payment of insurance claims like group accident insurance to personnel who sustained injuries in operations resulting in permanent deformity He also said that payment of compensation to families of personnel who died in active service had commented under the group life insurance For Group life insurance we have paid over N200 million through the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation which for the past seven years has not been done Staff morale has been well boosted and that is why perhaps you now see that there is higher productivity I didn t hold the statistics but I think so far within this one year if I will be correct I think we have given cheques to over 100 people They are from two of the benefits that is Group Personnel Accident and Group life insurance Now the group accident are those ones that as a result of their involvement in operation their duties they experienced injuries so we need to compensate them They are more than 200 especially those who are in main operation those who have been going out those who are in Niger Delta those who are in the Northeast those who are involved in joint operations with the military he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC settles 6 years promotion arrears, others
     The Commandant General Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi says the welfare of personnel of the corps has continued to receive major boost under his administration Audi said when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja that efforts were being made clear the backlog of promotion arrears of about six years People were hanging ranks but were not getting the commensurate pocket anointing that is equivalent to the rank So we started working on it and God helped us Mr President approved the payment of four years salary arrears which we did remaining two years We are waiting for the balance and as soon as we get the balance we will pay those that are involved We have also introduced some welfare packages in terms of providing housing for our staff We have conducted ground breaking ceremony for our personnel houses through mortgage Audi said The NSCDC boss further said the corps had commenced payment of insurance claims like group accident insurance to personnel who sustained injuries in operations resulting in permanent deformity He also said that payment of compensation to families of personnel who died in active service had commented under the group life insurance For Group life insurance we have paid over N200 million through the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation which for the past seven years has not been done Staff morale has been well boosted and that is why perhaps you now see that there is higher productivity I didn t hold the statistics but I think so far within this one year if I will be correct I think we have given cheques to over 100 people They are from two of the benefits that is Group Personnel Accident and Group life insurance Now the group accident are those ones that as a result of their involvement in operation their duties they experienced injuries so we need to compensate them They are more than 200 especially those who are in main operation those who have been going out those who are in Niger Delta those who are in the Northeast those who are involved in joint operations with the military he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC settles 6 years promotion arrears, others
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    NSCDC settles 6 years promotion arrears, others

    The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi, says the welfare of personnel of the corps has continued to receive major boost under his administration.

    Audi said when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja that efforts were being made clear the backlog of promotion arrears of about six years.

    “People were hanging ranks but were not getting the commensurate pocket anointing that is equivalent to the rank.

    “So we started working on it and God helped us Mr President approved the payment of four years salary arrears, which we did, remaining two years.

    “We are waiting for the balance and as soon as we get the balance, we will pay those that are involved.

    “We have also introduced some welfare packages in terms of providing housing for our staff.

    “We have conducted ground-breaking ceremony for our personnel houses through mortgage,” Audi said.

    The NSCDC boss further said the corps had commenced payment of insurance claims like group accident insurance to personnel who sustained injuries in operations resulting in permanent deformity.

    He also said that payment of compensation to families of personnel who died in active service had commented under the group life insurance.

    “For Group life insurance, we have paid over N200 million through the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, which for the past seven years has not been done.

    “Staff morale has been well boosted and that is why perhaps you now see that there is higher productivity.

    “I didn’t hold the statistics but I think so far within this one year, if I will be correct, I think we have given cheques to over 100 people.

    “They are from two of the benefits, that is Group Personnel Accident and Group life insurance.

    “Now the group accident are those ones that as a result of their involvement in operation, their duties, they experienced injuries, so we need to compensate them.

    “They are more than 200 especially those who are in main operation, those who have been going out, those who are in Niger Delta, those who are in the Northeast, those who are involved in joint operations with the military,” he said.


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  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC is to deploy 30 000 operatives to ensure peace during the upcoming general elections in Nigeria Nigeria Africa s most populous nation is billed for another general election starting on Feb 25 next year when the president and vice president will be elected A crowded field of 18 political parties are expected to field candidates in a landmark election viewed by analysts to be a three horse race of the Labour Party Peoples Democratic Party and the ruling All Progressives Congress Speaking at the flagship News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Sunday the Commandant General of the NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi said the operatives would be deployed nationwide to maintain peace According to him the NSCDC has perfected plans to deploy all resources needed to provide security during the election The corps is poised fairly and ready to apply all the arsenals needed to provide security and safety for the elections We have an operations department of over 30 000 personnel but then we will also deploy others when the time comes Normally we have the bulk of our people in operations and those who are in operations partake in election processes he said Audi said that the corps had also perfected plans to begin seminars and workshops in October to discuss the preparedness of the organization towards the general elections We want to tell our people that if you go and involve yourself by becoming partisan you are on your own There are certain things we have introduced in our Standard Operating Procedure that once you go partisan and you are caught you will face sanctions and you are on your own So we are ready to partake in the election like I said because we are apolitical and we are going to provide a level playing field for all citizens to be involved in the elections and exercise their franchise Audi said that the NSCDC partook in election activities because it s a member of the Inter agency Consultative Committee on Election Security Police is the lead agency actually because it s a fact that they are in charge of internal security but we have other services in that committee which includes the military para military and virtually all security agencies We are ready and you know that our role as a security agency is supposed to be apolitical and neutral he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Civil Defence to deploy 30,000 operatives
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC is to deploy 30 000 operatives to ensure peace during the upcoming general elections in Nigeria Nigeria Africa s most populous nation is billed for another general election starting on Feb 25 next year when the president and vice president will be elected A crowded field of 18 political parties are expected to field candidates in a landmark election viewed by analysts to be a three horse race of the Labour Party Peoples Democratic Party and the ruling All Progressives Congress Speaking at the flagship News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Sunday the Commandant General of the NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi said the operatives would be deployed nationwide to maintain peace According to him the NSCDC has perfected plans to deploy all resources needed to provide security during the election The corps is poised fairly and ready to apply all the arsenals needed to provide security and safety for the elections We have an operations department of over 30 000 personnel but then we will also deploy others when the time comes Normally we have the bulk of our people in operations and those who are in operations partake in election processes he said Audi said that the corps had also perfected plans to begin seminars and workshops in October to discuss the preparedness of the organization towards the general elections We want to tell our people that if you go and involve yourself by becoming partisan you are on your own There are certain things we have introduced in our Standard Operating Procedure that once you go partisan and you are caught you will face sanctions and you are on your own So we are ready to partake in the election like I said because we are apolitical and we are going to provide a level playing field for all citizens to be involved in the elections and exercise their franchise Audi said that the NSCDC partook in election activities because it s a member of the Inter agency Consultative Committee on Election Security Police is the lead agency actually because it s a fact that they are in charge of internal security but we have other services in that committee which includes the military para military and virtually all security agencies We are ready and you know that our role as a security agency is supposed to be apolitical and neutral he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Civil Defence to deploy 30,000 operatives
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    2023: Civil Defence to deploy 30,000 operatives

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is to deploy 30,000 operatives to ensure peace during the upcoming general elections in Nigeria.

    Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation is billed for another general election, starting on Feb. 25 next year, when the president and vice-president will be elected.

    A crowded field of 18 political parties are expected to field candidates, in a landmark election, viewed by analysts to be a three-horse race of the Labour Party, Peoples Democratic Party and the ruling All Progressives Congress.

    Speaking at the flagship News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Sunday, the Commandant- General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, said the operatives would be deployed nationwide to maintain peace.

    According to him, the NSCDC has perfected plans to deploy all resources needed to provide security during the election.

    “The corps is poised fairly, and ready to apply all the arsenals needed to provide security and safety for the elections.

    “We have an operations department of over 30,000 personnel but then we will also deploy others when the time comes.

    “Normally we have the bulk of our people in operations and those who are in operations partake in election processes,” he said.

    Audi said that the corps had also perfected plans to begin seminars and workshops in October to discuss the preparedness of the organization towards the general elections.

    “We want to tell our people that if you go and involve yourself by becoming partisan you are on your own.

    “There are certain things we have introduced in our Standard Operating Procedure — that once you go partisan and you are caught, you will face sanctions and you are on your own.

    “So we are ready to partake in the election like I said because we are apolitical and we are going to provide a level-playing field for all citizens to be involved in the elections and exercise their franchise.

    ” Audi said that the NSCDC partook in election activities because it’s a member of the Inter-agency, Consultative Committee on Election Security.

    “Police is the lead agency actually because it’s a fact that they are in charge of internal security but we have other services in that committee which includes the military, para-military and virtually all security agencies.

    “We are ready and you know that our role as a security agency is supposed to be apolitical and neutral,” he said.


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  •  The Commandant General Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi says the corps female squad was set up to provide security to some of the 81 000 schools found to be porous nationwide Audi said this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja He said that the female squad was set up after a thorough intelligence analysis of all schools in the country We conducted a vulnerability analysis test which is a form of research that we commissioned to just have a clue of the numbers of schools we have in this country how many schools we are going to say are purportedly safe Safe in the sense that do they have presence of security whether conventional government security or private security Are the schools fenced After we did that study we realized that there is a problem in this country in terms of security of schools and it s safety because the data that we got was so shocking and revealing Where we had over 81 000 schools that are porous no fencing no presence of security personnel and so it was serious he said Audi said the research gave the NSCDC the impetus to diagnose and marshal out strategies to protect schools He said that the introduction of the Female Squad was one of the measures taken having realised that rape was one of the devastating effects of kidnapping of children and teachers for ransom These bad guys use rape as one of their tactics and you know when a woman hear anything about rape she takes it very serious and it becomes a great concern So we now said a group that will fight this conflict head on with all sorts of seriousness and to do it very well is the women So we created and established a very formidable female squad that were trained by the military particularly the army and we charged them to protect these schools We have the squad virtually nationwide he added Audi said that the NSCDC has nationwide spread and highly trained personnel to confront any security issue People don t know but civil defence corps has two very distinct advantages one civil defence is spread nationwide Our presence are noticed and we have our offices in all the 74 local governments in the in the country including districts Secondly civil defence is trained by virtually all security organisations So we leverage on our antecedents because we are the product of the military the army specifically During the Civil War in 1967 to 1970 when we started we were the ones at their back giving them some form of support supporting the injured giving them some sort of succour That is why most of our trainings we go to the military the army particularly to help us So this group of females squads were trained by the military and after the training we posted them to various schools nationwide he said The C G said the presence of the female squad in schools had reduced kidnapping of school children and their teachers He added that the Corps had introduced the School Community Security Vanguard which engaged teachers pupils parent teachers association traditional rulers and community leaders In the discussions which is like a campaign and an advocacy we engaged them to know that this is a conflict that all of us will have to come together if we really want to nip the problem in the bud I want to tell you that it has been yielding very positive results People are now cautious and aware that this is a conflict that is not supposed to be only left to the security agencies All hands must be on deck for us to really solve this he added EditedbyMaharazuAhmed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    81,000 schools porous, says NSCDC boss
     The Commandant General Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi says the corps female squad was set up to provide security to some of the 81 000 schools found to be porous nationwide Audi said this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja He said that the female squad was set up after a thorough intelligence analysis of all schools in the country We conducted a vulnerability analysis test which is a form of research that we commissioned to just have a clue of the numbers of schools we have in this country how many schools we are going to say are purportedly safe Safe in the sense that do they have presence of security whether conventional government security or private security Are the schools fenced After we did that study we realized that there is a problem in this country in terms of security of schools and it s safety because the data that we got was so shocking and revealing Where we had over 81 000 schools that are porous no fencing no presence of security personnel and so it was serious he said Audi said the research gave the NSCDC the impetus to diagnose and marshal out strategies to protect schools He said that the introduction of the Female Squad was one of the measures taken having realised that rape was one of the devastating effects of kidnapping of children and teachers for ransom These bad guys use rape as one of their tactics and you know when a woman hear anything about rape she takes it very serious and it becomes a great concern So we now said a group that will fight this conflict head on with all sorts of seriousness and to do it very well is the women So we created and established a very formidable female squad that were trained by the military particularly the army and we charged them to protect these schools We have the squad virtually nationwide he added Audi said that the NSCDC has nationwide spread and highly trained personnel to confront any security issue People don t know but civil defence corps has two very distinct advantages one civil defence is spread nationwide Our presence are noticed and we have our offices in all the 74 local governments in the in the country including districts Secondly civil defence is trained by virtually all security organisations So we leverage on our antecedents because we are the product of the military the army specifically During the Civil War in 1967 to 1970 when we started we were the ones at their back giving them some form of support supporting the injured giving them some sort of succour That is why most of our trainings we go to the military the army particularly to help us So this group of females squads were trained by the military and after the training we posted them to various schools nationwide he said The C G said the presence of the female squad in schools had reduced kidnapping of school children and their teachers He added that the Corps had introduced the School Community Security Vanguard which engaged teachers pupils parent teachers association traditional rulers and community leaders In the discussions which is like a campaign and an advocacy we engaged them to know that this is a conflict that all of us will have to come together if we really want to nip the problem in the bud I want to tell you that it has been yielding very positive results People are now cautious and aware that this is a conflict that is not supposed to be only left to the security agencies All hands must be on deck for us to really solve this he added EditedbyMaharazuAhmed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    81,000 schools porous, says NSCDC boss
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    81,000 schools porous, says NSCDC boss

    The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi, says the corps’ female squad was set up to provide security to some of the 81,000 schools found to be porous nationwide.

    Audi said this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.

    He said that the female squad was set up after a thorough intelligence analysis of all schools in the country.

    “We conducted a vulnerability analysis test which is a form of research that we commissioned to just have a clue of the numbers of schools we have in this country, how many schools we are going to say are purportedly safe.

    “Safe in the sense that do they have presence of security whether conventional government security or private security?

    Are the schools fenced?

    “After we did that study, we realized that there is a problem in this country in terms of security of schools and it’s safety, because the data that we got was so shocking and revealing.

    “Where we had over 81,000 schools that are porous, no fencing, no presence of security personnel and so it was serious,” he said.

    Audi said the research gave the NSCDC the impetus to diagnose and marshal out strategies to protect schools.

    He said that the introduction of the Female Squad was one of the measures taken, having realised that rape was one of the devastating effects of kidnapping of children and teachers for ransom.

    “These bad guys use rape as one of their tactics and you know when a woman hear anything about rape, she takes it very serious and it becomes a great concern.

    “So, we now said, a group that will fight this conflict head on with all sorts of seriousness and to do it very well, is the women.

    “So we created and established a very formidable female squad that were trained by the military, particularly the army, and we charged them to protect these schools.

    “We have the squad virtually nationwide,” he added.

    Audi said that the NSCDC has nationwide spread and highly trained personnel to confront any security issue.

    “People don’t know, but civil defence corps has two very distinct advantages; one, civil defence is spread nationwide.

    “Our presence are noticed and we have our offices in all the 74 local governments in the in the country including districts.

    “Secondly, civil defence is trained by virtually all security organisations.

    So we leverage on our antecedents because we are the product of the military, the army specifically.

    “During the Civil War in 1967 to 1970 when we started, we were the ones at their back giving them some form of support, supporting the injured, giving them some sort of succour.

    “That is why most of our trainings we go to the military, the army particularly, to help us.

    “So this group of females squads were trained by the military and after the training we posted them to various schools nationwide,” he said.

    The C-G said the presence of the female squad in schools had reduced kidnapping of school children and their teachers.

    He added that the Corps had introduced the School Community Security Vanguard, which engaged teachers, pupils, parent teachers association, traditional rulers and community leaders.

    “In the discussions which is like a campaign and an advocacy, we engaged them to know that this is a conflict that all of us will have to come together if we really want to nip the problem in the bud.

    “I want to tell you that it has been yielding very positive results.

    People are now cautious and aware that this is a conflict that is not supposed to be only left to the security agencies.

    “All hands must be on deck for us to really solve this,” he added.

    EditedbyMaharazuAhmed
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  •  Dr Ahmed Audi Commandant General CG of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has described the level of pipeline vandalism in Niger Delta as massive devastating and sad Audi who featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja said that in spite of the situation the Corps has remained committed to tackling the problem Audi said that the Corps had arrested and prosecuted many of the pipeline vandals I had a tour last month to pipeline locations especially in Niger Delta it is very sad very very sad and very devastating If you see the amount of vandalism where you will see people go inside the river sea and puncture pipes I don t know how they do it I don t know whether they have divers who go inside puncture a pipe use a valve dig a hole and then they will connect the pipe to a house that is close to the river and begin to take the fuel he said Audi assured that the Corps has been tracking and arresting such vandals and economic saboteurs to insulate the nation s economy He added that the NSCDC had also turned the search lights on its personnel who may have compromised in the course of discharging their responsibilities to the country The CG assured that any of the personnel found culpable would be dealt with decisively Anybody no matter how highly placed no matter his level or rank that is involved in colluding or conniving or in some form of compromise with oil thieves would be severely sanctioned Audi assured The NSCDC boss however said that the Corps was in need of new technologies to tackle the level of pipeline vandalism and other criminal activities in the country We have realized globally now that what is used to tackle insecurity is technology It is easier when you have technology So it is a challenge now in the Corps that we don t have enough of course you can never have enough so we want to plead with the government just like Oliver Twist for more he said He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the new equipment and operational vehicles recently supplied to enhance operational efficiency in the Corps NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Pipeline vandalism massive, devastating –  NSCDC CG
     Dr Ahmed Audi Commandant General CG of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has described the level of pipeline vandalism in Niger Delta as massive devastating and sad Audi who featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja said that in spite of the situation the Corps has remained committed to tackling the problem Audi said that the Corps had arrested and prosecuted many of the pipeline vandals I had a tour last month to pipeline locations especially in Niger Delta it is very sad very very sad and very devastating If you see the amount of vandalism where you will see people go inside the river sea and puncture pipes I don t know how they do it I don t know whether they have divers who go inside puncture a pipe use a valve dig a hole and then they will connect the pipe to a house that is close to the river and begin to take the fuel he said Audi assured that the Corps has been tracking and arresting such vandals and economic saboteurs to insulate the nation s economy He added that the NSCDC had also turned the search lights on its personnel who may have compromised in the course of discharging their responsibilities to the country The CG assured that any of the personnel found culpable would be dealt with decisively Anybody no matter how highly placed no matter his level or rank that is involved in colluding or conniving or in some form of compromise with oil thieves would be severely sanctioned Audi assured The NSCDC boss however said that the Corps was in need of new technologies to tackle the level of pipeline vandalism and other criminal activities in the country We have realized globally now that what is used to tackle insecurity is technology It is easier when you have technology So it is a challenge now in the Corps that we don t have enough of course you can never have enough so we want to plead with the government just like Oliver Twist for more he said He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the new equipment and operational vehicles recently supplied to enhance operational efficiency in the Corps NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Pipeline vandalism massive, devastating –  NSCDC CG
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    Pipeline vandalism massive, devastating –  NSCDC CG

    Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has described the level of pipeline vandalism in Niger Delta as massive, devastating and sad.

    Audi who featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja, said that in spite of the situation, the Corps has remained committed to tackling the problem.

    Audi said that the Corps had arrested and prosecuted many of the pipeline vandals.

    “I had a tour last month to pipeline locations especially in Niger Delta, it is very sad, very, very sad and very devastating.

    “If you see the amount of vandalism where you will see people go inside the river, sea and puncture pipes.

    “I don’t know how they do it, I don’t know whether they have divers who go inside, puncture a pipe, use a valve, dig a hole and then they will connect the pipe to a house that is close to the river and begin to take the fuel,” he said.

    Audi assured that the Corps has been tracking and arresting such vandals and economic saboteurs to insulate the nation’s economy.

    He added that the NSCDC had also turned the search lights on its personnel who may have compromised in the course of discharging their responsibilities to the country.

    The CG assured that any of the personnel found culpable would be dealt with decisively “Anybody no matter how highly placed, no matter his level or rank that is involved in colluding or conniving or in some form of compromise with oil thieves would be severely sanctioned,” Audi assured.

    The NSCDC boss, however, said that the Corps was in need of new technologies to tackle the level of pipeline vandalism and other criminal activities in the country.

    “We have realized globally now that what is used to tackle insecurity is technology.

    It is easier when you have technology.

    “So, it is a challenge now in the Corps that we don’t have enough, of course you can never have enough, so we want to plead with the government just like Oliver Twist for more,” he said.

    He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the new equipment and operational vehicles recently supplied to enhance operational efficiency in the Corps.


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  •  The Commandant General Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi has dismissed insinuations of conflict of responsibility between NSCDC and the Nigeria Police Force Audi dismissed the insinuation when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja He said the corps was a specialised agency created by Nigerian government charged with a very specialised function as encapsulated in the national security strategy document approved by the office of the National Security Adviser According to him it is stated very clearly there that the corps is a lead agency in the area of critical national assets and infrastructure Now agreed that the police is in charge of internal security So what we expect in the area of pipeline vandalism is that when other agencies arrest they handover to us like from the Navy the Army they handover to us and we prosecute because we have the mandate If you read if you check the document Petroleum Sabotage Act it is stated clearly that it is Civil Defence and EFCC that has the power to prosecute oil thieves and it is very clear there and perhaps sometimes we go for advice too because of their experience We go to get advice from Navy and other institutions for guide because they are in the high sea and they have been arresting these people And so when they hand over to us we prosecute and then once we take to court we leave it for the judiciary to decide on whatever happens to them he explained Audi said there was no basis for the call for merger of NSCDC and Police saying the corps had remained focused on doing its job without any form of contest with anyone NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No conflict of role between police, NSCDC – Audi
     The Commandant General Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Dr Ahmed Audi has dismissed insinuations of conflict of responsibility between NSCDC and the Nigeria Police Force Audi dismissed the insinuation when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja He said the corps was a specialised agency created by Nigerian government charged with a very specialised function as encapsulated in the national security strategy document approved by the office of the National Security Adviser According to him it is stated very clearly there that the corps is a lead agency in the area of critical national assets and infrastructure Now agreed that the police is in charge of internal security So what we expect in the area of pipeline vandalism is that when other agencies arrest they handover to us like from the Navy the Army they handover to us and we prosecute because we have the mandate If you read if you check the document Petroleum Sabotage Act it is stated clearly that it is Civil Defence and EFCC that has the power to prosecute oil thieves and it is very clear there and perhaps sometimes we go for advice too because of their experience We go to get advice from Navy and other institutions for guide because they are in the high sea and they have been arresting these people And so when they hand over to us we prosecute and then once we take to court we leave it for the judiciary to decide on whatever happens to them he explained Audi said there was no basis for the call for merger of NSCDC and Police saying the corps had remained focused on doing its job without any form of contest with anyone NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No conflict of role between police, NSCDC – Audi
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    No conflict of role between police, NSCDC – Audi

    The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi, has dismissed insinuations of conflict of responsibility between NSCDC and the Nigeria Police Force.

    Audi dismissed the insinuation when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.

    He said the corps was a specialised agency created by Nigerian government charged with a very specialised function as encapsulated in the national security strategy document approved by the office of the National Security Adviser.

    According to him, it is stated very clearly there that the corps is a lead agency in the area of critical national assets and infrastructure.

    “Now, agreed that the police is in charge of internal security.

    So what we expect in the area of pipeline vandalism is that when other agencies arrest they handover to us like from the Navy, the Army, they handover to us and we prosecute because we have the mandate.

    “If you read, if you check the document, Petroleum Sabotage Act, it is stated clearly that it is Civil Defence and EFCC that has the power to prosecute oil thieves and it is very clear there and perhaps sometimes we go for advice too because of their experience.

    “We go to get advice from Navy and other institutions for guide because they are in the high sea and they have been arresting these people.

    “And so when they hand over to us, we prosecute and then once we take to court, we leave it for the judiciary to decide on whatever happens to them, ” he explained.

    Audi said there was no basis for the call for merger of NSCDC and Police, saying the corps had remained focused on doing its job without any form of contest with anyone.


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