Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Mohammadu has said that the corps had arrested about 286 vandals with about 281 under prosecution, while 25 convictions had been secured in the law court between May 2015 and date.
He stated this while giving his address during the familiarisation visit by the Minister of Interior, General Abdurahman Dambazau in Abuja.
“From May 2015 to date, the corps has arrested about 286 vandals with about 281 under prosecution while 25 convictions have been secured in the law court,” he said
While trying to justify the existence of the corps as a dependable force, Mohammadu noted that the corps’ hard work had been reflected in the arrest of thousands of vandals and people with criminal tendencies, of who many have been prosecuted and convicted while others were handed to relevant security agencies within whose purview such acts of criminality fall.
He also disclosed that the corps had reinvigorated its Disaster Management Department so as to enhance quick response in emergency situations by establishing Emergency Response Units at airports as well stationing of ambulances along major routes in the country.
Mohammadu also highlighted some of the challenges faced by the corps such as inadequate funding, shortage of manpower and inadequacy of security materials and equipments.
In response, General Dambazau expressed satisfaction on the achievements recorded by the corps in recent times, but urged them to always dedicate themselves to training so as to be perfect in delivering on the mandate of the corps.
“You must dedicate yourselves to training because the more you train, the more you perfect in carrying out your responsibilities. I don’t have any doubt in my mind that you are equal to the task.”
He also lauded the Commandant -General on the deployment of 5000 personnel to man areas being cleared by the military in the North-East so as to assure those leaving in the affected areas that the insurgency was gone.
The minister lauded the CG’s idea of making a fish pond where fishes would be reared strictly for feeding of dogs so as to reduce the cost of feeding the dogs.
He also implored other sister agencies such as prisons service to emulate such ideas so as to cut the cost of feeding the prisoners.
Dambazau further reassured the civil defenders on government’s determination to ensure that the welfare of the corps was well taken care of, thus urging them to always be proactive in their dealings.

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