NSCDC Disowns ‘Personnel’ Connected With Banditry

Commandant General, NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Audi.

The management of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has reacted to a video clip gone viral, alleging involvement in armed banditry of one of its personnel.

The reaction was contained in a statement issued today by the Corps’ Director, Public Relations, DCC Olusola Odumosu at the headquarters in Abuja.

TheFact gathers that the video shows that one Abdullah Saidu, an acclaimed Civil Defence personnel, had been arrested in connection with a group of armed bandits terrorizing some parts of Koton Karfe, a Local Government Area in Kogi state.

According to Odumosu, “the purported video where the alleged suspect openly confessed to the crime did not in anyway give credence to or affirm his membership of the Corps as experience has shown that criminals are fond of impersonating security operatives in order to divert attention, subvert investigation or get away with the crime”.

He pertinently pointed out that the Nigera Security and Civil Defence Corps, being a federal security agency saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property amongst others, would condone neither saboteurs of national security nor sponsors of criminalities.

He added that due to the high premium placed on integrity, discipline and professionalism by management of the Corps, “an intelligence based team has been set up to carry out thorough investigation on the matter and check available records to confirm the authenticity of his claim”, after which the general public would be adequately briefed on subsequent findings.

He reiterated that the Corps will continue to discharge its statutory mandates without compromise but with humility and integrity, while also synergizing with other sister agencies in combating all forms of criminalities in the nation.

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