COVID-19 Lockdown: NSCDC Commends Cross River Residents For Obeying Govt’s Directives

A file photo of NSCDC officers.


The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commended residents of Cross River State for complying with the stay-at-home order of the government.

This comes amid efforts made by the Governor Ben Ayade’s administration to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Speaking to Channels Television on Sunday during a patrol in Calabar to monitor the level of compliance, NSCDC Commandant who doubles as a member of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19, Elisha Danjuma, was satisfied with the situation.

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“I came out today to go around and see the level of compliance with the directive of His Excellency Professor Ben Ayade and we have gone around markets, mosques churches and we have seen the level of compliance and here.

“I am in this beat because of the border closure where I deployed my men I said let me come around and also look at the compliance level at this beat.

“As you can see the place is just quiet and empty which means they are doing a good job at this point. I believe that they will continue to hold the place as they are doing now as this is a 24 hour beat,” he stated.

He commended religious bodies and their members for adhering strictly to government’s directive on a total lock down of activities in the state.

While praising the state government on the production and distribution of nose masks free of charge to the masses, the NSCDC boss reiterated the commitment of the corps to sustain the zero-tolerance to COVID-19 in the state.

COVID-19 Lockdown: NSCDC Trains, Deploys 300 Personnel To Adamawa

A file photo of NSCDC officers.


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Adamawa State has trained and deployed 300 personnel across the state to sensitise and enforce compliance with directives issued by government.

Speaking to journalists at the Command Headquarters in Yola, the state capital, NSCDC Commandant, Abdullahi Nurudeen, said that aside sensitising the personnel, the Command will ensure enforcement of the social restriction put in place by the state in response to COVID-19 emergency.

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While advising members of the public to always imbibe the culture of personal hygiene, Nurudeen revealed that his personnel had dispensed a group of people who gathered for a wedding.

The personnel are drawn from crises management Department, Divisional Offices and Area Commands.

They are to engage in daily surveillance, enforcement of social restrictions and response to coronavirus emergencies.

Nurudeen explained that the NSCDC personnel are on 24-hour duty and will collaborate with state health officials, State Task Force against the spread of coronavirus as well as other security agencies in the state.

Stop Moving With Cash, NSCDC Warns Travellers

NSCDC State Commandant in Adamawa, Nurudeen Abdullahi
NSCDC State Commandant in Adamawa, Nurudeen Abdullahi


The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Adamawa State Command, has appealed to Nigerians to stop moving around or travelling with huge sums of money, instead to embrace the cashless policy of the central bank of Nigeria.

The State Commandant, Abdullahi Nurudeen, made the appeal while parading four notorious armed robbery suspects terrorising travellers along the Ngurore Numan and Savannah highways in Adamawa state.

Nurudeen warned the general public to be extra careful in travelling with huge amounts of cash to avoid falling victims of armed robbers who lay ambush to rob passengers of their belongings.

Parading the suspects at the Headquarters of the NSCDC in Yola, the state commandant revealed that the  suspects were found with expensive clothing materials ,mobile phones, machetes and other dangerous weapons as well as large sums of counterfeit money of different currencies including Cameroon CFR and other fetish items.

The four suspects also confessed their involvement in many robbery attacks on the highways.

While addressing the suspects, the NSCDC Commandant said the Command will leave no stone unturned to rid the state of criminals.

The Command also commended other security agencies in the state for collaborating with the Command for the successes achieved so far. 

NSCDC Arrests 31-Year-Old Woman For Illegal Gas Trade

The NSCDC said they found 179 cylinders in the house with 13 are leaking.
The NSCDC said they found 179 cylinders in the house with 13 are leaking.


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Nasarawa state have arrested a 31-year-old woman, Benedicta Nnona, for illegal trade of petroluem products and child labour.

The State Commandant of the Corps, Mahmoud Fari, while parading the woman alongside two of her sales boys, both 17-year-old, told journalists that Nnona was nabbed selling gas at her residence in Bukan Sidi in Lafia, the State capital, two days after an explosion was averted in the area.

An explosion was averted Wednesday morning, after a 2.5 metric tonne gas tank being delivered to Benedicta’s husband leaked all over the street causing chaos.

Her husband, Maxwell Nnona who is the owner of the illegal gas outlet that caused an explosion in 2018 and resulted in several deaths, is still on the run.

A manhunt has been launched for him by all security agencies in the state. 

“We found 179 cylinders in the house; 13 are leaking,” Fari said. “Presently, the DPR (Department of Petroleum Resources) and our officers are there to see how they can stop the leaking. 

“It is a crime against the Nigerian state and we are going to arraign them before the Federal High Court. 

“We caught her red-handed selling the gas. So she is going to be our prime suspect. But according to her, the cylinders belong to her husband. Now we are looking for the husband. But this cannot stop us from taking her to court.”

Accidental Discharge: NSCDC Boss Direct Officers To Maintain Distance At Public Functions

NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Muhammadu.


The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) Abdullahi Muhammadu on Thursday directed all officers who bare firearms to always maintain distance from the crowd during public functions.

He warned that the arm-bearing officers should keep a distance of at least 50 meters from the crowd, especially at public events and functions.

“I have called my state commandants all over the country. I have told them that on no occasion whatsoever should armed men go 50 meters close to any crowd,” Muhammadu said.

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The NSCDC boss disclosed this during a visit to the Imo State Governor Senator Hope Uzodinma at Owerri the Imo State Capital over the death of Mr Ndubuisi Emenike who was accidentally shot dead by an NSCDC official two weeks ago.

He also urged politicians with NSCDC officials attached to them to assist in implementing this order noting that politicians should not ask armed NSCDC officials to accompany them close to the crowd during events.

He explained that the agency has launched an investigation into the matter of the trigger-happy officer adding that he will be dismissed and made to face the wrath of the law.

He also ordered that no NSCDC official should jubilate or celebrate by firing arms at any function.

“On no occasion should armed men be celebrating with firearms,” he said.

The Imo State Governor Uzodinma who was represented by the secretary to the state government Cosmos Iwu in response described the death of Ndubuisi as an unfortunate one.

Reps To Invite IGP, NSCDC Boss Over Extra-Judicial Killings

A file photo of lawmakers during plenary at the House of Representatives chamber in Abuja.


The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to invite the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu and the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu.

The resolution of the House was reached following a motion by the Deputy Majority Whip, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on the need to investigate the spate of accidental discharge by security personnel and to forestall the killing of innocent Nigerians due to mishandling of firearms.

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The motion was seconded by Rep. Linda Ikpeazu.

Onyejeocha urged the House to direct the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to ensure adequate sensitisation of their personnel to stop using lethal force as the first point of action.

The lawmakers also invited the Commandant General of the NSCDC.

This is due to the killing of Mr Ndubuisi Emenike by NSCDC personnel in what was described as an “accidental discharge.”

Another lawmaker, Mariam Onuoha expressed sadness over the death of Emenike who according to her was killed in the vicinity during the celebration of her rerun.

She called on the House to investigate if the officer was in breach of rules of engagement.

The motion was voted and adopted.

No date has however been set for the meeting with the IGP. The lawmakers then vowed to investigate the matter further.

NSCDC Reacts To Killing Of Senatorial Candidate, Emenike Ndubuisi



The Leadership of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has launched an investigation into the killing of Senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo North senatorial district Ndubuisi Emenike.

Mr Ndubisi was killed by an NSCDC official attached to the VIP during the victory party held for Miriam Onuoha winner of the just concluded Okigwe North Federal Constituency election.

Briefing newsmen in Owerri the Imo state capital, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Mohamadu who spoke through the Imo state commandant Raji Ibrahim described the incident as a very unfortunate one.

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He said the agency has commenced a thorough investigation into the matter to ascertain the true course of the action.

The Commandant General further noted that the NSCDC does not accept accidental discharge as a genuine reason for killing anyone, adding that even though it was reported that the NSCDC official was clearing the road when his rifle was hit by another person and the bullet went out to hit Emenike, it still does not stop a full investigation and due punishment if found culpable.

While commiserating with the family of the deceased and indigenes of Imo state, the State Commandant said a query has already been issued to the officer even while in detention.

Senatorial Candidate Shot Dead By NSCDC Official In Imo



Mr Ndubuisi Emenike the Action Alliance (AA’s) candidate in the Imo North Senatorial District in the 2019 National Assembly election, has been shot dead by an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). 

The Imo state Police command confirmed the killing on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Speaking on the developing issue, police spokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu told journalists that Mr Emenike was shot dead by the NSCDC official during a celebration party held in honour of APC’s Miriam Onuoha the winner of the Okigwe North Federal Constituency.

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The said NSCDC operative is said to have been attached to the AA Senatorial candidate and had escorted him to the victory party.

Witnesses say NSCDC official was shooting consistently into the air and mistakenly shot his boss, disrupting the party which was already underway.

Mr Emenikr fell and lost consciousness and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.

Police say the NSCDC official is presently in custody even as the command has launched an investigation into the ugly incident.

The death of Ndubuisi Emenike is coming few weeks after the death of Senator Ben Uwajimogu who also contested and won the Imo North senatorial district election in 2019.

NSCDC Arrests Four Suspected Kidnappers In Adamawa


Four suspected notorious kidnappers have been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Adamawa State.

Parading the suspects before newsmen, Commandant of the NSCDC, Nurudeen Abdullahi, said they were arrested in Mubi by men of his Command following a tip-off.

According to him, the suspects were arrested in a sting operation by his personnel in collaboration with Pulako Tabitha, a Fulani vigilante outfit in Mubi, Adamawa State.

“After a tip-off, we were able to nab these people on Friday, January 17, 2020. The suspects are Ibrahim Usman, Musa Audu, and Saidu Dahiru.

“All the suspects confessed to have carried out several kidnapping activities. The suspects are now under our investigations department for further interrogation, after which their case will be forwarded to the office of the Director, Public prosecution for advice and legal action,” he added.

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According to sources, their leader who is alleged to be from Madagali local government is suspected to be behind kidnapping activities in the area.

One of the suspects who confirmed his involvement in a series of kidnappings around Mubi and its environs confessed that he was given N50,000 by their leader each time they kidnap their victims.

He further revealed that their leaders always retreat to Cameroon with their weapons after a successful operation.

“We have been carrying out kidnappings around Mubi. We are only invited to participate after which we are given N50,000 each for the operation.

“We don’t know how much they collect as ransom and they retrieve the weapons we use immediately after the operation and relocate to Cameroon.”

The NSCDC boss, however, appealed to the people to avail security agencies with vital information concerning strange activities in their neighbourhood.

“The NSCDC is calling the public to give us credible information about any suspected person and be security conscious,” he said.

Two Boys Abducted From Borno Rescued In Taraba

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The Taraba State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has rescued two abducted children in Lau Local Government Area of the state.

NSCDC Commandant in Taraba, Aliyu Ndanusa, told reporters on Thursday in Jalingo that the boys – age nine and seven years – were abducted from Askira Uba community in Borno State.

He explained that the command got a hint about the evil act through its intelligence and trailed the kidnappers to their hideout in Lau.

“The kidnappers ran away on sighting the operatives of the NSCDC, leaving the two children behind. So, we took the children into our custody,” the NSCDC commandant said.

He added, “Upon investigation, the children told us their names, both from Askira Uba community of Borno.”

Ndanusa noted that the command has contacted the families of the children and would soon reunite them with their parents.

According to him, there is no hiding place for criminals in Taraba as men of the command are working tirelessly to apprehend those behind the act.

The NSCDC commandant, however, advised parents to be vigilant in order to avoid a recurrence of such an incident.

Customs, NSCDC Emerge National Volleyball Premier League Champions



The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) men’s team and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) women’s have emerged winners of the 2019 National Volleyball Premier League in Abuja.

In the men’s final, Customs Service defeated the hard fighting NSCDC team 3-2 (21-25, 25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 15-9). They pushed to get something out of the match but their best wasn’t good enough to stop Customs from retaining their title, after winning their four previous games and leading the log with 30 points.

NSCDC finished with 24 points while Kano Pillars placed the third position with 23 points after beating Nigeria Police Force who finished fourth place with 22 points.

Nigeria Immigration Service came fifth with 19 points while UCEM of Enugu was placed sixth with just 2 points.

In the women’s category, NSCDC ensured they don’t leave empty-handed as they outclassed the Customs ladies 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-18) to emerge the new champions.

The NSCDC ladies confirmed their superiority with 32 points followed by Customs with 28 points. The Nigerian Army team finished third with 20 points while Immigrations followed with 10 points. Kada Emeralds ended their campaign in the fifth position with 9 points and Benue Queens ended theirs with 3 points.

Captain of the NCS team, Sunny Akapson expressed his joy for winning the championship adding that they will put up an impressive performance when they play at the continental club championship next year.

“We promised to win the title at the end of the tournaments and we have done that all thanks to the Nigeria Customs service for their support’’ he said.

“We are now going to shift all our attention to the continental club championship coming up next year and we promised to do the nation proud” he added.

The premier league which started on November 21 ended on Saturday at the indoor sports hall, package B of the Moshood Abiola stadium in Abuja

Fifteen teams (8 male, 7 female) featured in the league that took off with the first phase in Asaba and the second phase that ended in Abuja.

Some outstanding players received individual awards.

Male category

(1) Best Spiker – Osunshina Obayemo- Nigeria Police Force
(2) Best Blocker – Isaac Geoffrey- Nigeria Customs Service
(3) Best Server – Sunday Akinbo – Nigeria Security and civil defence Corps
(4) Best Defender – Samson Akinbona- Nigeria Customs Service
(5) Best Receiver – Seun Adegbite- Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
(6) Best setter- Emmanuel Samuel – Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
(7) MVP- Dikiya Seiyefa – Nigeria Customs Service

Female category

(1) Best Spiker-Albertina Francis- Chief Of Army Staff Spikers
(2) Best Blocker – Prisca Nkemnekwu- Chief Of Army Staff Spikers
(3) Best Server – Francisca Ikhiede – Nigeria Customs Service
(4) Best Defender- Jummai Bitrus- Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
(5) Best Receiver- Choridu Nnachi- Chief of Army Staff Spikers
(6) Best Setter – Sharon Achi- Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
(7) MVP- Ijeoma Ukpabi – Chief Of Army staff Spikers

NSCDC Officials Rescue Eight Kidnap Victims In Kaduna


Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

The officers also arrested two of the suspected kidnappers in the process.

The State NSCDC Commandant Babangida Dutsinma while briefing journalists said the victims including two babies and five women were abducted on Monday morning.

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According to him, the kidnappers disguised as commercial taxi drivers and abducted their victims in Kawo area, along Kaduna-Zaria road.

He explained that NSCDC officials, acting on intelligence, swiftly chased the   kidnappers and were able to intercept their vehicles and successfully rescue the victims.

The commandant also disclosed that a five-man internet fraudster syndicate   that specialises in duping  members of the public especially foreigners have been arrested. Among them are two ladies, and three men.

The Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan commended the NSCDC for the arrest. He also assured that the state government will continue to support security agencies in riding the state off all forms of criminality.