Civil Defense Corps Honours Five Officers In Bayelsa

Civil Defense Corps Honours Five Officers In BayelsaThe Bayelsa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has honoured five of its officers who performed their duties creditably in 2016.

Speaking at the ceremony at the headquarters of the Command in Yenagoa, the state, the Commandant, Mr Desmond Agu, said that the officers were being recognised and honoured for their resilience and dedication to duty during the year under review”.

Agu attributed the success of the command in the out gone year to the loyalty, commitment and hard work of men of the command.

Those honoured are Mr George Washington, Mrs Becky Ayinka, Mr Brown Akpama, Mr Elliot Manasu and Mr Eniye Ali.

He continued his speech by saying that “the NSCDC is one of the agencies at the forefront of protecting the critical national assets”.

“This command has been able to tackle the menace of illegal bunkering, pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminal activities within its operational area due to dedication and uprightness of the officers in this command,” he said.

Agu, who described the award ceremony as an annual ritual, said the event was organized to spur up excellent performance amongst officers and men of the command.

He also warned pipeline vandals, illegal oil thieves and other criminals to desist from their illicit activities in the state.

In a goodwill message, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Bayelsa on Security Matters, Chief Spero Jack, who chaired the occasion, described the NSCDC as a blessing to Bayelsa and Nigeria.

He commended the corps for going after vandals and creating safety for the people, adding that, “your personnel have paid the supreme price for the national interest”.

The recipients of the award were presented with generators, household appliances and cash gifts.

Kwara Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Share, Tsaragi

kwaraThe Kwara State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Share and Tsaragi communities in the state in an attempt to end the communal clash between both communities.

Share and Tsaragi communities had last night clashed over a parcel of land.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Isiaka Gold, warned that anyone found with illegal arms and ammunition or otherwise found disrupting peace and public order in both communities would be dealt with in line with the laws of the land.

While other security agencies, particularly the police, State Security Services and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are already on ground, a detachment of the Nigerian Army has been drafted to ensure compliance with the curfew and the maintenance of peace in the communities.

The Kwara State government therefore assured residents of its preparedness to deploy all lawful measures to ensure the welfare and security of all citizens.

Other communities in the state are also urged to continue to live in peace with their neighbouring communities, as the full weight of the law would be brought to bear on anyone or group found inciting trouble in any part of the state no matter how highly placed.

Police Have Heightened Security Level In FCT – CP

Police Have Heightened Security Level In FCT – CPThe Commissioner Of Police of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says Police have heightened the security level in Abuja following the alert received that the Boko Haram sect plans to attack churches, mosques and markets, using girls.

Speaking On Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Mr Wilson Inalegwu said that the Police have continued to build partnership and strategic relationships with critical stakeholders and sister agencies like the DSS, Military Guards Brigade, Civil Defense Corps among others.

The team, according to the Commissioner of Police, has the mandate to reassure the citizens of their safety.

“We have advised our people to be vigilant, watchful and observant because when you observe any suspicious activity that keeps occurring around your neighborhood, you should have the presence of mind so that you can report them promptly to the appropriate security agencies.

“We have provided help lines that members of the public can reach us through.

“We have four help lines for the FCT Control Room which are 11 digits and we have made it simple for members of the public,” he explained.

In response to questions about the effort of the Police to improve the effectiveness of help lines, Mr Inalegwu disclosed, “The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, sent some communication experts to my office to discuss the issue and what should be done about communication.”

He further said that the Police had held meetings with various religious groups; Christians, Muslims, traditional rulers and tribal groups. “I believe working together with these groups, having these synergies, collaboration, partnership, will prevent any attack on the FCT”, he said.

Vigilant Of ‘Golf Cars’

CP Inalegwu also commented on the authenticity of the intelligence report on the planned attack on the FCT by insurgents. “Considering the period we are in, usually, we receive intel from various sources,” he said, adding that there is a need to keep the public well informed so that they can play their part.

“There is no need for fear and apprehension,” he said, giving a detailed explanation of the roles played by the Police in educating the public.

“We have been meeting with various groups to sensitize them, we have had meetings with national road workers, Luxurious Bus Owners Associations among others.

” We have advised schools to provide identification of students, to emplace perimeter security fence, we also advised them to be vigilant.

“We have also told them to be vigilant of Golf cars and people carrying laptops.

“We also emphasized that when people close from any place of worship, the flow should continue so as not to provide sitting target for these dangerous elements and not to allow hawking around any place of worship.

“The IGP has also issued directives to all CPs to continue to engage different sectors of the public”, he added.