NSCDC Apprehend Suspected Herdsmen For Destroyed Rice Farms In Osun

NSCDC Apprehend Suspected Herdsmen For Destroyed Rice Farms In OsunThe Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), has apprehended two suspected herdsmen after their herd of cattle destroyed rice crops on several acres of land worth millions of Naira in Songbe area of Osun state.

The farmland spanning about 25 acres until last Sunday, was filled with ripe rice ready to be harvested.

The cows were said to have marched into the farm, belonging to one Bola Fasade on Sunday and eaten up all her crops turning a land of agricultural treasure to a land of waste.

Narrating her plight amidst tears, she said: “I ‎was called by my labourers that cattle have invaded my rice farm and I got there watching helplessly as they ruined my life, I was also threatened to be killed.

“All my 25 acres of rice farm were grazed by the cows, I borrowed about 800,000 Naira to cultivate the rice and I have to refund it,‎” she said, sobbing.

Unfortunately, she was not the only farmer with the bitter experience as Dele Banjo, another rice farmer in Songbe village, while relaying his experience said he was attacked and chased out of his farm while harvesting his rice and had to flee for his life.

The efforts of the intelligence officers of the Corps were however able to unravel the settlement of the herdsmen in the area which was before now allegedly unknown to farmers in the area.

Although, most of the herdsmen have fled the settlement, the Corps was able to arrest some two suspects.

The Osun State Commandant of the NSCDC said that the command is set to rid the state of herdsmen who continue to make life unbearable for the farmers.

“‎We are told some Fulani herdsmen invaded Songbe village in Ola-oluwa area with about 2,000 cows constituting nuisance to the community.

“We mobilised men there to intervene but, what we met was a devastated situation.

“The herdsmen had gone on rampage, destroying a lot of farmlands, while also threatening the farmers to leave some crops for their cows to eat.”

He then stressed the need for more efforts on the part of the government, to collaborate with all security agencies so as to control and prevent such occurrences.

“While the government strongly promotes agriculture, scenarios like this may deter people from investing into farm cultivation unless something is done to nip the menace in the bud.‎” the commandant declared.

NSCDC Intercepts Vehicles Carrying Suspected Adulterated Blue Gas In Abia

NSCDC, Abia State, Blue GasOperatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) have intercepted and recovered four vehicles in Abia State conveying various quantities of adulterated blue gas wrapped in polythene bags.

They were apprehended on Wednesday at Umumba-Umuire in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State, southeast Nigeria.

The Abia State NSCDC Commandant, Walter Akubuiro, who paraded the vehicles before reporters, said they were abandoned by the suspects who took to their heels on sighting operatives of the command.

Mr Akubuiro exhibited the seized adulterated blue gas and the recovered vehicles with registered number DV908QBJ, BK61YAB, EM2355MK and ACH588AA at the NSCDC Headquarters in Umuahia, the state’s capital.

He maintained that the command would not relent in frustrating the activities of saboteurs, saying it has intensified the anti-vandalisation campaign to flush oil thieves out of the state.

The commandant hinted that unprecedented surveillance had been mounted on all the oil pipelines across the state and warned vandals to steer clear.

Interior Minister Recommends Ways Of Stopping Attacks On Soft Targets

Bomb-blastThe Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Danbazau, has recommended an effective collaboration and information management strategy among security agents to reduce internal security threats in Nigeria to its barest minimum.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Executive Intelligence Management Course of the Institute of Security Studies, General Danbazau says the attack on soft targets such as markets, motor parks and public places has made the centrality of information management and inter agency synergy a necessity.

He urged officials of the various security agencies to establish and develop means of coordination that would be efficient and difficult for agents of mischief to penetrate.

“Primarily, it is my opinion that we must centralise information management and increase the level of collaboration between aspects of the Nigeria security infrastructure.

“Without a doubt, we are faced with the threat of terrorism and insurgency.

“The major characteristic of these threats to our national security, a major challenge to the intelligence services, is that these threats always come unexpectedly and are generally highly unpredictable,” he told the officials.

‎Participants at the course were drawn from various security agencies and the Director General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, asked the graduating students to be change agents in their various agencies.

“I urge you very strongly to sustain your learning in order to ensure effective and sustained application of your newly acquired knowledge in managing the menace of security and strategic challenges you will be confronted with in the years ahead. This is the only way to justify the huge investment the nation has made on you,” he told them.

The Executive Intelligence Management Course, which is the ninth in the series organised by the Institute of Security Service, attracted participants from the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, Defence Intelligence Agency, Nigeria Custom Service, Nigerian Navy, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission‎ and the Department of State Services among others.

NSCDC Officials Rescue Baby Abandoned With A Letter In Abia

Abia NSCDC rescues Abandoned BabyThe Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has rescued an abandoned baby girl in Abia State, southeast Nigeria.

The infant was dropped by the mother with a letter that the baby should not be sold but handed over to motherless babies’ home or any well-meaning Nigerian who can cater for her welfare.

Reacting to the development on Tuesday, the Abia State NSCDC Commandant, Walter Chika, noted that the right of every Nigerian child must be protected.

He revealed that the abandoned child was rescued by the Anti-Traffic Unit of the agency near a health centre in Avodim village in Umuahia South Local Government Area of the state.

Against Child’s Right

The NSCDC Commandant urged young women to ensure that they were ready for child care before engaging in acts that could result into pregnancy.

He stated that abandoning children under the disguise of inability to care for them was a criminal act and against the right of the Nigerian child.

Mr Chika also called on the mother to show sympathy for the child who needed her love.

He disclosed that discussion was ongoing with designated ministry to take responsibility for the child.

NSCDC Parades Suspected Pipeline Vandals In Delta

NSCDC, Delta, VandalsThe Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) has paraded suspected pipeline vandals in Agip Gas Plant, Kwale in Delta State.

The Delta State Commandant of the NSCDC, Beatrice Irabor, who paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Asaba, said they were nabbed in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the southern Nigeria state.

She said the vandals arrived on speedboats before engaging officers of the NSCDC which led to the injuring of some of the vandals while others escaped through waters.

Items recovered during the operation include gas cylinders, cutters and generators among others.

The suspects, however, denied being involved in the alleged vandalism.

The NSCDC Commandant said they would be prosecuted.

NSCDC Parades Six Suspected Oil Thieves, Vandals

Civil DefenceIn line with its declaration of war against vandals of critical infrastructure and national assets, the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC, has apprehended and paraded six suspected oil thieves.

Parading the suspects in Abuja on Friday, Commandant-General of the Corp, Dr Ade Abolurin, said that the oil thieves were arrested in Dobi area of Gwagwalada on the outskirt of the Federal Capital Territory while offloading a 33,000 litre truck containing stolen petroleum product.

Dr Abolurin said that the suspected vandals arrested by the Corp’s anti-vandal squad and the oil thieves would be prosecuted as soon as investigations are completed.

He, however, appealed to Nigerians to volunteer information to security agencies that would lead to the arrest of vandals and criminally minded persons.

NSCDC Seizes Truck Containing 75 Bags Of Petrol

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) has seized a truck containing 75 bags of Premium Motor Spirit, also called fuel, estimated to be up to 34,000 litres.

The seizure is a major breakthrough in the war against petroleum vandalism and illegal trading of the product.

At the headquarters of the NSCDC in Lagos, where the impounded truck is currently being kept, the Lagos State commandant of the security agency, Mr Clement Adesuyi, said that the sack used in the illegal business was a new innovation that the agency had discovered.

The petroleum product was poured into nylon bags, well tied to guard against leakages and stacked into sacks.

“It is zero tolerance for vandalism in 2014. The command will work hard to ensure that vandals were apprehended.

He said the military gave the NSCDC full back-up.

“We will apprehend whoever the owner of the truck is. We have some documents to trace the owner,” Mr Adesuyi said.

He called for the cooperation of Lagos State residents, as the security agency worked towards riding the industry of vandals.