Ondo Election: No Electoral Official Was Injured In Ilaje Boat Accident – NSCDC

 

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Saturday said the boat accident involving electoral official in Ilaje area of Ondo State did not injure anyone.

NSCDC Commandant in the state, Philip Ayuba disclosed this while speaking to Channels Television in Akure.

According to him, the unfortunate incident occurred last night when some ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were carrying some electoral materials in preparation for the governorship election in the state.

We thank God because, among those who that incident happened to, nobody died. We were told they were all rescued. We give glory to God, that is a good one,” he said.

“From the information, I got that some men were arrested and on that basis, I believe very soon, the men will be taken to our office here for further investigation.”

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Earlier, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Rufus Oloruntoyin Akeju, who confirmed the incident, said the boat capsized on Friday night during the movement of “personnel and materials to the riverine Registration Areas of Ilaje Local Government Area (LGA).”

“Fortunately, all personnel and election materials were rescued when the boat capsized,” Akeju added.

The rescue efforts were carried out by personnel of the Nigerian Navy who escorted the boats.

The movement of the election materials and the personnel was eventually concluded and voting commenced as planned in all the polling units today.

29 Suspected Illegal Miners Arrested In Imo

File Photo of NSCDC Commandant, Danjuma Elisa.

 

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 29 suspects allegedly involved in illegal dredging and mining in prohibited sites in Imo State.

This was disclosed on Friday by the State Commandant, Dajuma Elisha in Owerri, the state capital.

While parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters, Elisha said the arrest followed ceaseless complaints and reports by the state government of the activities of illegal miners and dredgers.

He explained that their illegal mining activities have continued to deface the city thereby causing environmental hazards like pollution and land degradation.

According to the NSCDC boss, the suspects will be profiled and prosecuted accordingly.

Elisha also asked indigenes in this line of business to quit and find another legal source of livelihood.

Edo 2020: About 4,000 Personnel Were Deployed To Secure Critical Assets – NSCDC

 

Assistant Commandant General (ACG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, Emmanuel Bassey, has said that at least 4,000 personnel were deployed to secure critical assets at the Edo Governorship Election.

He said this on Saturday evening, while giving a situation update on the voting exercise which held during the day.

When asked of the role the NSCDC played during the election he said: “we not only secured assets, we deployed about 4,000 of our personnel, we secured critical government assets but we also deployed about 7,311 of our personnel in Polling Units. If you go through all the polling centers in the state, you would see officers of the civil defence”.

Speaking further, the ACG said the election went on well. He, however, noted that there were unverified reports of pockets of violence.

He also said there were unverified reports of vote-buying.

“I went some centers. There was subtle evidence that some people well-doing vote-buying. When I went to some centers, I saw some of them but when I went to them, they disappeared”.

NSCDC To Train 100,000 Agro-Rangers To Fight Banditry In Niger, Other States

 

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps have vowed to root out banditry and agric related thefts in Niger State and other states across the federation by training one hundred thousand more agro rangers that will be deployed to various communities across the country.

The Commandant General of NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu made the commitment during the handing over of fifty hectares of land by the Niger State government for the establishment of the Corps’ training institute in Kontagora local government area.

He said the men that will be trained will also give physical support to farmers and will help guarantee agro-allied investment in the country.

He said a similar training was held in Katsuna state which has seen a drop in cases of kidnapping of farmers in the state.

The NSCDC boss commended the Niger State government for the land donation and other forms of support being accorded to the corps, especially under the current administration.

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello said the government is exploring all avenues to curtail the surge in banditry and terrorist attacks in some parts of the State, hence the need for such partnerships with security agencies.

He reaffirmed the commitment of his government to bring to an end the nefarious activities of bandits and terrorists.

The facilities provided by the State government for the take-off of the NSCDC training centre include nine units three-bedroom bungalows, one (1) White House consisting of 5-bedrooms, block of six boys quarters, one accountable Hall, Parade Ground, and a gateman.

Policeman, NSCDC Official, 14-Year-Old Girl Killed By Abductors In Kaduna

A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria's North-Central region.
A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s north-west region.

 

Two officers serving with the Kaduna state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Police Force have been killed by their abductors.

The deceased officers were abducted from their homes by suspected kidnappers on August 28 at Maraban Rido in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state alongside two other residents.

The abductors also killed a 14-year-old girl who was among those abducted.

They were held captive for 13 days after they were kidnapped from their houses and later killed by yet to be known persons.

Confirming the incident to Channels Television, the NSCDC Public Relations Officer of Kaduna state command, Orndiir Terzungwe, said that the bodies of the late Civil Defence officer, Bulus Sanda, a police officer, and a civilian were dumped at Tsoshon Gaya village along the Kaduna-Abuja highway by the kidnappers after they were killed.

He disclosed that the three dead bodies were later discovered by passers-by who alerted security operatives.

According to the NSCDC spokesman, the late Sanda who joined the corps in 2010, had served the corps in different locations, adding that he was dedicated to his duty in an exemplary manner.

However, he stated that in spite of the incident, the command will remain resolute and continue to perform all its statutory duties to ensure the safety and security of lives in Kaduna state.

Five Suspected Cultists Arrested With Human Skulls In Cross River

 

Five suspects have been arrested with human skulls in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State.

They were arrested and paraded at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the south-south region of the country.

Speaking during a press conference in Calabar on Friday, the State Commandant of NSCDC, Danjuma Elisha, said the suspects were apprehended following a raid on a compound in Ogoja area.

“This is a case of suspected cultism, ritualists in Ogoja Local Government Area. They were found with all the items they used in their activities.

“We raided the place because it is a compound. Eventually, four of them were found to be the people involved. So we are targeting them this time for the public to see,” he said.

Some of the suspects paraded by the NSCDC in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

 

When asked on the command’s response in tackling the menace of cultism in the state, Elisha said the NSCDC, police and other security agencies were doing their best.

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He, however, revealed that the state government has taken decisive actions by demolishing houses suspected to be linked to cultists and their leaders, adding that security agencies have been supporting efforts of the government.

He said the suspects will be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh, said the State Police Command will continue to strengthen the security situation in the state.

The police boss also warned that those caught in criminal acts must be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Over 300 Sacks Laden With Petrol Intercepted In Ogun

 

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has intercepted over 300 sacks of Petroleum Motor Spirit in Ogun State.

Channels Television learnt that the petrol products were said to have been siphoned from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Right of Way, along Ganwun in Wawa, Ifo Local Government Area of the state by vandals.

Confirming the incident, NSCDC Commandant in the state, Ahmed Abodunrin said the over 300 sacks, with a volume of approximately 100 litres per sack, was found afloat on Ogun River waters.

According to him, the discovery was made possible after a distress call received by the anti-vandal unit of the corps.

While reiterating the willingness of the Corps to maintain 24-hour monitoring and surveillance of the NNPC Right of Way in the state, Abodunrin warned unrepentant vandals to steer clear of the pipelines to avoid facing the full wrath of the law.

He noted that items recovered from the scene include a white Ford bus with registration number Lagos, KTU 607 XK and jerry can with petroleum products.

Although the vandals are at large, the state commandant promised a thorough investigation to unravel the perpetrators of the crime.

He, however, solicited for more collaboration with sister agencies and members of the public to save the country from wanton destruction of public assets.

Man Arrested For Allegedly Defiling Three-Month-Old Baby In Nasarawa

The suspect, Adam Yaro, being paraded by the NSCDC Deputy Commandant of the State Command, Bisi Olugboyega.

 

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly defiling a three-month-old baby and three other minors in Nasarawa State.

NSCDC Deputy Commandant of the State Command, Bisi Olugboyega who paraded the suspect on Wednesday said the suspect, Adam Yaro, perpetrated the act on May 27.

According to Olugboyega, the victim who is his fourth was being defiled in Adogi community of Lafia East Development Area where he and other victims all reside.

Speaking to Channels Television, the suspect said he cannot explain how it happened, pleading for justice to be tempered with mercy.

“Me too I don’t know what made me begin such an act. I won’t do it again. It was the work of the devil that made me commit the act,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the victim’s mother, Maimuna Aliyu wants the law to prevail.

“We got the information that he was the one but since he wasn’t apprehended we were mute. Since the government has arrested him and he confessed to the crime, they should help by giving him the punishment he deserves,” she said.

Adam’s victims are said to be between the ages of three months and one and the half years.

It was gathered that the abused victim, who has been unable to defecate properly since the incident happened, has undergone three surgeries where a section was opened in her stomach to enable her to defecate as she awaits the fourth one soon.

Kaduna Banditry: NSCDC Deploys Agro Rangers To Protect Farmers

File photo of a tractor working on a farm.

 

As Federal and State governments encourage investments in agriculture, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kaduna State command has deployed Agro Rangers to farms and ranches in order to protect farmers and their investments from being attacked by criminals especially kidnappers.

The state Commandant of the Corps, Babangida Dutsinma who inspected some Agro-allied industries and farms located in Kaduna State where his men were deployed, noted that the command at the moment provides security to no fewer than 12 agricultural beats made-up of government and private ownership.

The Commandant, therefore, assured stakeholders in the agro-allied business including the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) and the Farmers’ Association of Nigeria of a conducive environment in terms of security, in order for agric business to thrive in the state.

The Agro Rangers unit was launched in 2016 following the Federal Government’s desire to provide security in all agro-allied ventures which included grazing areas, silos, farmlands and ranches.

How We Nabbed Boko Haram Logistics Supplier- NSCDC

A file photo of NSCDC officers.

 

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has nabbed a 35-year-old man, alleged to be a Boko Haram logistics supplier.

The suspect, Bakura Ibrahim was apprehended following a tip-off after which he was monitored until his arrest.

The state commandant of the NSCDC Abdullahi Ibrahim paraded Bakura alongside six others for various offenses.

“The rate at which Boko Haram is attacking communities, some repelled and sometimes they wreak havoc in communities-so we came to the conclusion that there must be active sleeper cells as well as logistics suppliers. That was why we spread our tentacles and were able to pick some of them,” he stated.

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According to the the commandant, twenty-four cans containing 25 liters of petrol, twenty-seven 1.5 liters bottles also containing petrol, bags of fishing hooks and net, herbal medicine, and sex enhancers are some of the items found in Bakura’s possession.

“And What is most disturbing is, 1 liter they sell it at the rate of 6,500 naira you can imagine they’ll buy it less than 200 to sell for 6,500; that’s why these Boko Haram elements are moving around, they are not using water or air somebody must be supplying so we have started and you have seen the result today.”

The NSCDC said it discovered that along the Maiduguri-Gamboru highway the suspects usually pretend to be having mechanical problems, during which they drop the PMS and other items for their accomplices, collect their money and proceed.

The NSCDC wants the union of road transport workers and petroleum marketers to cooperate with security operatives in fishing the bad eggs in the society.

Cross River Youths Protest Alleged Killing Of Colleague

 

Cross River youths have protested the alleged killing of their colleague, Archibong Effiong-Archibong in Bakassi Local Government Area of the state.

The youths who stormed Calabar, the state capital on Friday accused a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Speaking to Channels Television, an eye witness said the incident happened at Ekprikang community in Bakassi while some people were trying to struggle over a gallon of fuel.

According to him, the NSCDC officials demanded money from the youths in other to allow them to operate their fuel business in the area but the youths refused.

“The NSCDC personnel demanded money from us to allow us operate on our fuel business and we said we don’t have.

“When we said we don’t have money to give them, they now opened fire on us and in the process, one of our colleague who is also an electrician was shot dead,” he said.

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One of the protesters and a Youth Leader of Bakassi, Mr Eyo Asuquo-Etim, said they want the state and Federal Government to take care of the family of the deceased who left behind four children.

Reacting to the allegation, the State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr Danjuma Elisha, said the youths were trying to smuggle fuel to Cameroon through the Bakassi border post when the incident happened.

Elisha noted that he had to dispatch a team of NSCDC personnel to stop them in order not enter Cameroon and in the process be infected with COVID-19.

“We had a tip off that they the youths were taking fuel to Cameroon and we had to move in to stop them.

“We parked the gallons of fuel into our vehicle and the youths were resisting because they said we have come to distract their source of income.

“In the process, they starting calling out their boys in their numbers to come out. I’m not sure if the person that was reported dead was shot by our men because all the personnel that were there said they never shot a single bullet,” he said.

The NSCDC boss also accused the youths of burning down the operational vehicle of the corps as well as the office command in Bakassi.

He however noted that investigation has commenced into the incident, stressing that the riffles and ammunition of his men were intact upon check.

NSCDC Arrest Man In Ondo For Allegedly Defiling His Two Daughters

 

 

A middle-aged man named, Femi Onifade has been arrested in Akure, the Ondo State capital by officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly defiling his two daughters.

The Commandant of the NSCDC in Ondo State, Mr Philip Ayuba, made the announcement in a statement signed by the command’s public relations officer, Mr Olufemi Omole.

He said that Onifade, 48, a welder defiled his two daughters, aged six and nine years.

Ayuba explained that the command’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration Unit, swung into action to arrest Onifade, based on intelligence.

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The NSCDC boss noted that the suspect who is a resident of No. 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi, Akure when they were informed about the crime.

Ayuba said the arrest was facilitated by the assistance of paramount ruler of Akure kingdom, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi.

The Statement reads: “During initial interrogations, the suspect denied the allegations.

“However, we gathered that there had been a long-term disagreement between the man and his wife as a result of constant molestation and maltreatment.”

“Onifade Femi always seized the opportunity of his wife’s absence to harass the minors sexually.

“It was revealed that few days ago, the suspect bought a bottle of soft drink, mixed a powdery substance in it and gave the kids to drink.

“Onifade Femi went further to caress the kids and suck their private parts.”

“Neighbours reacted on hearing the wailing of the children throughout the night after sending out their mother.”

According to Ayuba, medical reports from the Federal Medical Centre, Akure revealed that the two kids have lost their hymen and their private parts deeply opened.

Ayuba disclosed that the suspect would be charged to court soon.

He restated the commitment of the NSCDC in combating all forms of criminal tendencies and social vices in Ondo State.