Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, has closed down 15 private illegal security guard companies operating in the state without licenses.
The state commandant of NSCDC, Assistant Commandant General, ACG, Ben Dikuro made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen, in Awka, yesterday.
While stating that many fake private guard companies were operating in the state, Dikuro warned that the organisation would not live any stone unturned in making further arrests and closures.
“We have been able to ex-ray their activities and provided the enabling environment for the licensed operators to carry out their duty within the law.
“Those who want to operate must be licensed to do so,” he stressed.
He said that the agency had created awareness of its existence and had set machineries in motion to put away vandals of national assets and those engaged in adulterated petroleum products.
“We have set up mobile patrol to monitor national assets including electrical installations and because of our uncompromising stands, we have realised magnificent drop in acts of vandalism.
“All the entry and exit points of the state are being manned by our officers to monitor movement of adulterated petroleum products,” he said.
Dikuro urged members of the public to see the NSCDC as a full-fledged Para-military organsiation of government by providing information that could lead to arrest of criminals.
The commandant however appealed to the state government to assist in building a befitting command headquarters for the NSCDC as well as donate vehicles for mobile and static patrols.
Dikuro, who was recently promoted to ACG, described his promotion as a clarion call and an invitation to higher service.
He advised his officers to be hardworking, loyal and always appreciate God in all they do.

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