3 January 2013

Nigeria: Corps to Partner Other Security Agencies to Reduce Crimes - Abolurin

Dr Ade Abolurin, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has expressed the corps' commitment to collaborate with other security agencies, to reduce crime.

This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja and signed by the corps' Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Okeh.

"Abolurin, who made the call in his New Year message on Thursday in Abuja, said the partnership was also aimed at reducing crisis, protect the environment and critical infrastructure of government and other nationals assets," the statement said.

It quoted Commandant General as saying that the synergy would restore the confidence of the populace on security agencies to effectively protect the people.

The statement directed all state commands of the corps, including the FCT to re-double their effort in ensuring zero tolerance for oil theft, bunkering and vandalism.

It recalled that the corps in 2012, made many arrests and prosecuted suspects, especially in the areas of vandalism, bunkering and other related crimes.

The statement reiterated that the corps' would take issues on regulatory policy on private guards companies, rapid respond to emergency situation, as well as other high profile crimes seriously.

It assured the personnel of commitment to their welfare and called on Nigerians to work towards the peace and stability of the country in 2013.

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