NSCDC Says Over 2,000 Personnel Have Been Deployed To North-East Schools

Mr Muhammadu Gana, the Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says over 2,000 personnel have so far been deployed to provide physical security to schools in the North-East.

Gana made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Yola.

Gana said the deployment was in compliance with the directives of the President, through the Minister of Interior, following the abduction of some school girls by insurgents in Dapchi village of Yobe.

Gana who had toured some schools in recovered areas of Adamawa to assess the security situation, said 250 personnel were deployed in Adamawa.

“I came in from Taraba yesterday on a similar mission. Last week we were in Borno and Yobe states, where we went round schools on security survey and had deployed our men to provide physical security.

“We had interactions with principals and students and I assured them that this government is a listening government; what happened in Dapchi will never happened again,” Gana said.

He, however, decried the level of infrastructure in some of the schools, adding that the observation would be communicated to relevant authorities for action.

“What I found in some institution is not encouraging at all. We intend to report on the need for some infrastructure to be put in place to ensure children are safe and well secured,” Gana said.

Dapchigirls: NSCDC Boss Visit Liberated Areas, Solicits For More Information

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdullai Gana Muhammadu visited liberated areas and the schools in North-East to provide Physical Security to the Schools.

The CG who was in the company of his team, while addressing the girls in school in one of the liberated area, called for calm and assuring them of adequate security.

Gana commiserated with families and friends of Dapchigirls, calling for increased vigilance amongst the populace in the fight against terrorism.

The CG appealed for useful information that could help in rescue of the abducted girls, the statement added.

FG Directs IGP, NSCDC Boss To Move To North East

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; and the Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, to relocate to the North East.

The Presidency disclosed this on Wednesday in a series of messages posted on its Twitter handle, @NGRPresident.

According to the message, the two security chiefs were asked to liaise with the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole as well as governors of the affected states to ensure deployment of personnel to all schools in liberated areas in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States.

“The Min of Interior has directed the IG of Police and the Commandant General of NSCDC to relocate to the northeast and liaise with the theatre commander of #OpLafiyaDole and Govs of Yobe, Borno & Adamawa to ensure deployment of personnel to all schools in liberated areas in the states,” one of the messages read.

“The minister said that the directive has become necessary to forestall a re-occurrence of the attack on innocent school children,” another message read.

NSCDC Nabs 4 Suspects, Destroys 200,000 Litres Of Petroleum Products In Ondo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command says it has arrested four suspects, destroyed 200,000 litres of diesel in the state.
Mr Pedro Awili, NSCDC state commandant, who said this in a statement issued by Mrs Ajoke Pelemo (ASC I), command Public Relations Officer on Saturday in Akure, said the command also confiscated 2,710 litres of the product.
According to Awili, the suspects are Akin Akinyele, 42, Alao Yusuf, 40; Aremu Saidi, 35 and Hassan Jimoh, 37.
Awili said the suspects were arrested on January 31, for illegal dealing in diesel along Lagos express way.
He said that the raid was carried out by anti-vandal operatives of the state command in Ajibandele area where it was discovered that a lot of shops along the road were being run by illegal marketers.
He said that the suspects were still under investigation and would be charged to court immediately after the investigation.
NSCDC boss explained that illegal marketers were financiers and sponsors to those who break the right of way of either NNPC or SPDC to siphon crude oil and locally refine them in the creeks within the state.
According to him, illegal dealings in petroleum products is at the detriment of the public because it damages machinery and cause a lot of problems in the society due to the inflammable nature of the adulterated products.
Awili, therefore, implored the good citizens of the state to be security conscious and also report to the security agencies any illegal dealings in petroleum products.
He assured the general public that the corps would put more effort in bringing an end to illegal oil marketing in the state.
The commandant also warned individuals to desist from dealing in Illegal Petroleum products or face the wrath of the law.


NSCDC, SON To Combat Adulterated Products In Ondo

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo State have pledged to partner with the combat spread of adulterated products in the state.

The NSCDC Corps Commandant in the state, Mr Awili Pedro, made the pledge in Akure on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the State Coordinator of SON, Mr Paul Oke.

Pedro said enforcement and compliance roles played by SON could not be overlooked.

“We place so much value on SON and as long I am here, our relationship is going to be strong.

“I want us to look at those people selling adulterated products and we know that SON is sincere and trustworthy to work with.

“If those involving in sharp practices thrive, people look at relevant agencies as being compromised and not being serious.

“You render life-saving services and we do not want our personnel and yours to connive and obstruct the targets of the two organisations,” he said.

The SON coordinator said the visit had encouraged the organisation to do more and promised to collaborate more with the corps.

“I can assure you that with this visit, there will be more collaboration and synergy to get rid of fake and substandard products in Ondo State.

“We know that SON cannot do this assignment alone and that is the reason why we have been involving the corps.

“We will do more with your hands of fellowship and pursue this to the latter.

“We just need more intelligence information so that we can get to the source and roots of the unwanted products,” he said.

Osun NSCDC Boss Hails Oluwo’s Charistmatic Monarchy

The Osun State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commandant Aboluwaye Akinwande has described Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi as an asset to the security, historical, political, religious and economic stability of Nigeria, saying most people in his immediate environment are ignorant of his charismatic leadership.

Akinwande said Oluwo is a monarch with a difference, fully committed to serving humanity in all spheres of life, saying few people are not on the same page with him because of the strangeness of his doctrines and unique approach to monarchy.

According to a statement signed by the Press Secretary to the monarch, Ali Ibrahim, the commandant made the disclosure while leading his team on a familiarisation visit to the Oluwo of Iwoland, HRM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, in his palace recently.

The NSCDC boss said, Oba Akanbi remains an historical wizard blessed with administrative proficiency Nigeria need at this recession period, stressing that his knowledge of Iwo has changed few months after the installation of Oba Akanbi as Oluwo of Iwo.

Akinwande further described Oluwo as a responsible father laying precedence for the traditional institutions as exemplified by Oduduwa, the pioneer of Yoruba race, saying his contribution to humanity in road rehabilitation, security vehicles, health facilities, feedings of orphans/widows/less privileged and empowerments are testimony to his beliefs that kingship is nothing but a position to efficiently serve humanity.

“Oluwo is indeed a father to all. Some people of his immediate environment don’t know his worth. He has demonstrated to be a responsible father. His programmes are encompassing for the benefit of all devoid of discrimination. I learnt he patched Iwo-Osogbo road, Iwo-Ibadan road, potholes within Iwo community, bought surveillance vehicle for security men, feeding orphans, widows and the have-not in his palace. Those succours speak volume of a responsible father.

In his remark, Oba Akanbi pledged his support for the agency in protecting lives and properties of the people of Osun, appealing to citizens to be law abiding and respect security men in the interest of the country.

Osun NSCDC Volunteers Laud Absorption Move

By Kehinde Ayantunji

The pioneer volunteers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Osun State command have commended the federal government giant strides on security matters across the country, especially in the area of vandalism.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Osun State Coordinator of the NSCDC volunteers, Mr. Sunday Oyedokun, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the state capital.

Mr. Oyedokun commended Hon Goodluck Opiah Nanah representing Ohaji-Egbema-Oru West Federal Constituency submission on the floor of the House of Representatives on the 23rd of March, 2017 on the plight of NSCDC volunteers, who are yet to be absorbed into the civil defence corps.

He quoted Nanah as recalling that before the formal adoption of the NSCDC as a paramilitary organisation by the federal government, recruitment into the corp was voluntary by individuals that desire to serve their fatherland selflessly.

Mr. Oyedokun stressed that the NSCDC since inception has been complementing the efforts of the Nigerian Police force and other security agencies in the country to checkmate crimes and ensure safety of lives and property.

Oyedokun on behalf Osun NSCDC volunteers passionately appealed to the Commandant General of the Corps to personally intervene and ensure that all the foundational members yet to be captured, and who earnestly desire to either be enlisted to the corp or be duly remunerated as required are considered.

Mr. Oyedokun expressed joy over the commandant-general’s mindset and expressed optimism in his ability to better the lots of the old volunteers and put smiles on their faces.

Militants Attack Vessel in Bayelsa, Kill NSCDC Official, 2 Others

Suspected Niger Delta militants have again attacked a tugboat in the same area and killed three crew members.

Mr Asinim Butswat, Police Public Relations Officer for Bayelsa Command who confirmed the incident said that one police operative was still missing as his remains has yet to be recovered.

He said “On Sept. 22, at about 18.45hrs, a Tugboat, towing a Barge with a combined team of policemen from the Nigerian Inland Waterways, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and civilians on board was attacked by suspected sea pirates.

“The incident took place at Ekebiri Waterways in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa.

“A reinforced team arrived shortly and rescued one policeman, three NSCDC personnel and four civilians.

“However, a policeman, one NSCDC personnel and a civilian were shot dead by the sea pirates; one policeman is still missing.’’ Butswat said.

According to him, a search party has been deployed to find the missing policeman while all security operatives in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area have been alerted, while efforts are ongoing to arrest the culprits.

NSCDC Dismisses Rumours Of Recruitment

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ) has dispelled rumours that the Corps was “recruiting underground” and carrying out replacement exercise.

The Corps Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, said this in a statement in Abuja.

Okeh said the Commandant-General (CG) of the Corps, Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, had urged job seekers and the general public to disregard the rumour.

Muhammadu said the false information was a gimmick being peddled by fraudsters to defraud unsuspecting applicants of their hard earned money.

He noted that a number of unemployed Nigerian youths had shown interest in enlisting in the Corps.

“And this has attracted some dubious individuals who have resorted to spreading false news and sending text messages to them on non-existing recruitment and replacement exercises,” he said.

The NSCDC CG stated categorically that the Corps would advertise its existing vacancies before the end of the year for interested candidates to apply.

This, he said, would be done as soon as the fund was made available to the corps.

He said that the documentation and data capturing exercise for personnel presently going on at the State Commands of the Corps nationwide was being misconstrued by criminally minded individuals to mean recruitment or replacement exercise.

He said further that the fraudsters were all out to take the advantage of the ongoing exercise to drive home their aim of defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians.

“That due to the forthcoming promotion exercise, the Corps is only issuing old letters of appointment and promotion of personnel who merited it.

“But for administrative reasons they were unable to receive their letters in the last exercise conducted and it is expedient for them to document at this point in time due to the forthcoming promotion exercise,” he said.

The CG, therefore, advised applicants to exercise patience and wait for the appropriate time the Corps would advertise its existing vacancies in major National Newspapers.

NSCDC Arrest Five Notorious Motorcycle Snatchers In Niger

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC) Special Unit deployed to Minna-Suleja Federal Highway has arrested five notorious motorcycle snatchers terrorizing residents of Gurara Local Government Area.

The Commandant of the Corps in the state, Mr Philip Ayuba, disclosed this in an interview with our reporters in Minna on Tuesday.

Ayuba said that the suspects were rounded up in Gawu Babangida and Damisa villages in Gurara local government area.

“Three of the suspects confessed to the crime while the remaining two were accomplished.

“The suspects confessed that the motor batteries found in their possessions were stolen from cars parked in Gawu Babangida village with the use of the multiple keys.

“Items recovered from the suspects include; two vehicle batteries, one digital camera, 30 assorted keys, one Bluetooth, one Hi TV receiver, one car stereo and assorted food stuff,’’ he said.

The commandant said the suspects would all be charged to court after the investigation had been concluded.

NSCDC Ambush Stolen Oil Loaded In Govt Vehicle

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Bayelsa State Command, has intercepted stolen petroleum products conveyed in a vehicle belonging to the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.

It was gathered that the vehicle, a Toyota Hilux van, which was used by the suspects to beat security checkpoints, was rounded up on Thursday in Yenagoa, by the anti-vandal team of NSCDC.

One of the suspects identified as Philip Tuma confessed that he worked in the ministry and was allowed by the ministry’s authority to keep the vehicle with registration number 28A-36FG in his care.

He, however, said his boss in the ministry knew nothing about his illegal mission of using the vehicle to transport stolen oil.

Tuma said he embarked on the dirty deal in connivance with his younger brothers, who were idle at home following the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

“I work in the ministry and was given the bus to keep as a worker. My boss has no knowledge of what I have done. This is my first time.

“My younger ones, who are at home because of the ASUU strike convinced me to follow them because they needed money for their fees”, he said.

Also, a female suspect, Mercy Ekereme, paraded for her alleged involvement in illegal bunkering, said she was arrested by NSCDC while trying to convey the products from Ogbia to Yenagoa.

Ekereme, who hailed from Delta State, said she was once a hawker of sachet water but was introduced into the oil theft business by an unnamed woman.

“The woman who introduced me into this oil business saw me selling pure water and said my pure water business was embarrassing. She helped me to get a loan and linked me with a dealer who gives me products to sell.

“I got the product and decided to take them to Yenagoa. I met a man who came to buy fuel into a Hilux vehicle for his boss. We agreed on a fare and he decided to carry the products to Yenagoa. But we were arrested at Okaki”, she said.

Speaking shortly after destroying some of the impounded products, the Deputy Commandant, NSCDC, Mr. Chikere Isidore, said the suspects would be prosecuted.

“We are always in their trail and each time we intercept them, we arrest and prosecute them. You can see the suspects carried some of their products in a van of a known ministry to escape arrest. But they failed. Out men are always on the lookout”, he said.

He said some of the impounded products were burnt because they were abandoned by suspects, who ran away on sighting operatives of NSCDC.

He, however, said that other products at the command were arrested with their owners and were used as exhibits in court.