Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Crime - NSCDC Solicits Traditional Rulers' Collaboration

Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory command, Aminu Kofar Soro has called for more collaboration with traditional rulers to curb crime.

He made the call on Thursday when he paid a visit to the Paramount ruler of Jiwa community in Abuja Municipal Area Council, Alhaji Idris Musa.

While noting that the collaboration between the NSCDC and the Jiwa community had resulted in many arrests within the past weeks, Kofar Soro stressed that the society can be rid of criminals if more of such synergy exist.

"We need more information on insurgence, vandals and other criminals within your emirate."

He promised that all arrested suspects from the emirate will be prosecuted without delay.

On Monday morning, three transformer vandals were apprehended by the NSCDC in the community with the help of the vigilante group.

The Commandant who expressed the Corps' appreciation for the help, promised to work with and protect the vigilante group.

Speaking earlier, the paramount ruler of the community said he was happy to work with the NSCDC to expose all criminals within his domain.

While recounting that the Jiwa community had suffered much in the hands of hoodlums, the Sarki Jiwa noted that he had to set up a vigilante group to tackle the situation.

He however, pointed out that the vigilante group could only provide ground supports for the NSCDC.

"We are happy to partner with you."

Alh. Musa who called for continued cooperation, thanked the NSCDC for its efforts in protecting lives and property of his people.

Employment

Meanwhile, the paramount ruler has called for his subjects to be employed by the Corps.

He expressed dismay that his subjects were not being given employment opportunities in the Corps.

"The Commandant General should give us employment. He should give us the opportunity to position our people. We feel we are being marginalised."

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