“Today, we are launching the Rapid Response Squad and the safe school programme. Our vehicles and well-trained personnel would be deployed to strategic locations in the state in addition to patrols on a 24-hour basis.
A Special Rapid Response (RRS) female squad have been deployed by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to schools across the 21 Local Government Areas of Adamawa State. Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Usman Waksha who made the announcement on Thursday October 28, said it is part of activities kick-starting the deployment exercise in the state.
He noted that the deployment is in line with the Federal Government’s programme of safe school initiative, aimed at providing adequate security in schools and the NSCDC Commandant General’s efforts aimed at addressing security challenges in schools across the country.
“Let me warn, and I mean it, that any conduct of an officer of NSCDC that undermines the rule of law will be seriously dealt with, in accordance with the public service rule.
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 20,000 personnel to provide security for the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra.
Those deployed include personnel in the NSCDC Arms Squad Unit, Counter-Terrorism Unit and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosives Unit. NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr Ahmed Audi, said this on Thursday in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at a three-day Train-the-Trainers Capacity Building and Electoral Workshop, ahead of the Anambra poll. Audi said the special forces would be drafted to key areas in the state where they would be saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property.
The Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday, October 22, charged a 61-year-old man, Alfa Olayiwola Rasak, to court for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.
A statement released by the NSCDC Commandant, Adaralewa Michael, stated that Rasak was charged to court for Rape contrary to Section 34(1) and punishable under section 34(2) of the Child Rights Law of Oyo State by the Anti-Human trafficking and child protection unit of the command.
Three suspects have been arrested in Ondo state by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for stealing prepaid meters.
The suspects identified as Gospel Osuola, 26, Oladele Ibukun, 42, and Dayo Akinlafe, 40, who are being accused of alleged conspiracy, stealing, tampering as well as illegal possession of eight prepaid meters, have reportedly confessed to the crime in their statements.
Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. Dr Ahmed Audi has said that criminals have informants among security operatives in the country.
In his speech at the stakeholders summit on the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja, on Tuesday September 28, Audi stated that there is need to engage traditional rulers, religious, community, political and youth leaders in the process of finding a solution to the menace.
A man identified as damu Sabi Sime, a Benin Republic citizen has been arrested by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly sleeping with his biological mother.
Five persons have been arrested over alleged attempt to kill officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Oyo.
Speaking on the arrest during a press briefing, on Thursday, July 1, the Oyo State Commandant, Michael Akintayo Adaralewa, said that the suspects, Abiodun Abraham, Abiodun Akinola, Gbenga Abraham, Ramoni Oyewole and Babatunde Temito, committed the offence, on Tuesday, at the Agugu area of Adaralewa disclosed that the civil defence officials had gone to the scene to arrest Abiodun Abraham in relation to a case of stealing when he started shouting and calling on people around the area to rescue him from kidnappers.
The Commandant stated that the false alarm prompted hoodlums to descend on the officers, hitting them with different weapons and tearing their clothes.
He added that they also hanged tyres on the necks of the officers and were about setting them ablaze when a team of Operation Burst operatives passing by noticed the commotion and drew near, before noticing that those being attacked were civil defence officers.
The commandant said further that the officers were quickly rescued while the Operation Burst operatives called for reinforcement.
The Commandant said that those arrested were suspected of being part of the attackers, as they followed the vehicle being used to convey the principal suspect from the scene.
Condemning the jungle justice being perpetrated by some residents without seeking verification of culpability or none by the targeted victims, the Commandant warned that the wrath of the law would be brought on the violators of the law.
In an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, one of the arrested suspects, Akinola, said that he was not one of those who attacked the civil defence officers but only followed the vehicle that took him away from the scene because the principal suspect was his boss during his vocation as a caterpillar engineer.
He confirmed the attack on the officers but said that he was able to save one of them from the hoodlums.
Also arrested was a Point of Sale (PoS) operator, Oluwatosin Gbadamosi, for allegedly giving fake Nigerian currency notes in N1,000 denominations to unsuspecting victims.
Gbadamosi claimed that a customer had deposited N120,000 notes with him, unknown to him that they were fake notes.
He said that he got into trouble when he spent the notes for another person who discovered that they were fake.