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.

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Husband To Death

The knife allegedly used by the suspect to commit the crime. Photo: Facebook- NSCDC Nasarawa Command.

 

 

Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a woman, Veronica Mohammed, for allegedly stabbing her husband to death in Nasarawa State.

Veronica, who hails from Keana Local Government Area of the state, was paraded on Thursday at the NSCDC Command Headquarters in Lafia, the state capital.

The 20-year-old woman was apprehended by the security officials for reportedly killing her husband, Anyrakwo Egwa Mohammad, out of jealousy.

Parading the suspect, the NSCDC Commandant in Nasarawa, Mahmoud Fari, said she committed the crime at Obene Ward in Keana on Tuesday last week.

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He added the victim was stabbed by his wife on the chest and was confirmed dead after being rushed to the hospital.

Fari noted that the command was investigating the incident and the suspect would be charged to court thereafter.

On her part, Veronica who has a two-year-old daughter and is two months pregnant confessed to committing the crime and pleaded that justice be tempered with mercy.

She, however, claimed that her late husband only kept her without any legal marriage.

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.