NSCDC Arrests Six Suspects In Nasarawa Over Fake Recruitment


The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested six people for allegedly impersonating its commandant and duping unsuspecting victims in the guise of false recruitment.

The six-man syndicate reportedly collected millions of naira from many job seekers in the process.

Parading the suspects at the NSCDC Headquarters in Lafia, the state capital, the Commandant, Mr Mahmoud Fari, told reporters that they would soon be charged to court.

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He said, “One of them was parading himself as the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nasarawa State command.

“I don’t know when he became MA Fari and the worst part of it is that they were collecting money from individuals with the name of giving them appointments, that recruitment is ongoing in Nasarawa State”.


Fari explained that the suspects charged their victims according to their capacity and used some languages as their persuasion tool.

He added, “If you are well doing, they ask for N500,000,  N400,000,  N300,000; it depends on what they think they can get from you and to surprise you, they have Igbo among them.

“If you are an Igbo man, he will speak Igbo to you to convince you; if you are a Yoruba man, they will speak Yoruba. They have Fulani  and Hausa too.”

The alleged leader of the gang, Daniel Eze, told reporters that he was lured once to parade himself as the commandant by a said barrister who was said to be at large.

“Actually, I am not parading myself as any state commandant, but somebody used me to answer as a commandant of Nasarawa Civil Defence and that was once,” Eze admitted.

IGP Orders Speedy Investigation Into Death Of NSCDC Officer

IGP Orders Speedy Investigation Into Death Of NSCDC Officer


The acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Ogar Jumbo.

Jumbo, an Assistant Superintendent of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was said to have died after he was allegedly assaulted by police officers in Abuja.

In a statement on Saturday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, the IGP ordered that the investigation be conducted speedily.

He condoled with the family of the deceased, his friends and professional colleagues, as well as the Commandant General of the NSCDC.

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Mr Adamu gave assurance that the police would do everything humanly possible to ensure that justice prevailed in the case.

He also requested that the NSCDC and the family of the deceased, for the purpose of transparency, may nominate any medical doctor of their choice to witness the autopsy, at the appropriate time and venue.

According to the police boss, it is needless to state that an autopsy which is a comprehensive forensic examination on the body of a dead person will help the investigators to have a definitive understanding of the real cause of death of the deceased.

He, therefore, called for calm from the family and friends of the deceased as well as the entire public, stressing that the case would not be swept under the carpet.

NSCDC Officer Killed In Sokoto State



A 32-year-old operative of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corp, Abdulaziz Junaidu has been shot dead in Sokoto State.

According to a relative named Nasiru Junaidu, Abdulaziz was posted for a special escort of one ‘VIP’ when he was killed by an aide at the VIP’s residence.

“My brother was sent for a special escort of a VIP when an aide of the VIP aimed at him with a security man’s rifle and pulled the trigger, he died before reaching the hospital”.

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The father of the deceased Alhaji Junaidu Ahmed told channels television that his son died accidentally, also describe him as a respectful son and dedicated officer of the NSCDC.

“out of the three of them selected to escort the VIP my son was the first to arrive at the house and incidentally became the first casualty.”

Though sources say the 22-year-old suspected shooter has been arrested, the police were yet to confirm this at the time of filing this report.

Sources within the NSCDC in Sokoto state have confirmed the incidence to channels television, however, there is no official statement by the agency.

More details regarding the sad incident are expected later.

Imo NSCDC Arrests Man Accused Of Selling Infected Meat


Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Imo State, have arrested a 33-year old man for allegedly selling poisonous meat to the public in Owerri the capital.

The suspect, Chiwendu Iwuamadi from Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area is alleged to have been selling meat certified by veterinarians to be infected with tuberculosis and unfit for consumption.

While parading the suspect at the NSCDC command headquarters in Owerri, the state commandant, Raji Ibrahim, said Iwuamadi secretly exhumes the condemned meat after it has been buried, washes it thoroughly and sells.

The command also paraded suspected oil thieves who were carrying a trailer load of 2,000 litres of adulterated diesel, carefully concealed in polythene bags.

NSCDC Storms Cross River Creek, Arrests Seven Suspected Oil Thieves

The suspected oil thieves were arrested with more than 200 drums of diesel.


The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended seven suspected members of an oil bunkering gang with over 200 drums of diesel valued at over N10 million at a creek in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The creek, located at the Jebbs area of Calabar South, is said to be a hideout and a major route for oil thieves and a hub for bunkering activities within states in the Niger Delta.

State Commandant, NSCDC, Stephen Lar, speaking shortly after parading the suspects and the products at the Jebbs creek, warned that the command was focused on ridding the creeks in the state of illegal activities.

The NSCDC boss decried oil bunkering as sabotage to the nation’s economy, noting that the oil thieves are using the creeks as a route to perpetuate the evil act.

Lar warned criminals using other creeks within the state for such nefarious activities to desist from doing so or be prepared to meet their Waterloo in the coming days.

Meanwhile, the products discovered with the suspects have been moved to the Civil defence office for testing while the suspects according to the command will be arraigned.

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NSCDC Officials Arrest Fake Soldier In Kaduna

NSCDC Officials Arrest Fake Soldier In Kaduna


Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested an impostor of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna State.

The NSCDC commandment in the state, Mr Modu Bunu, confirmed this to reporters on Wednesday during a briefing in the state capital.

According to him, the 25-year-old suspect who gave his name as James Abelagi Tersoo was apprehended during a stop and search operations at Jos Road area in the Kaduna metropolis.

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Mr Bunu disclosed that a pair of Nigerian Army camouflage uniform, a black boot, a green beret with police crest, and two belts were part of the exhibits recovered from the suspect.

The suspect, on his part, told reporters that he was working with a private security outfit in the state.

He explained that he was on his way to Kakruri area when he was arrested by the security operatives.

The NSCDC officials made the arrest amid the 24-hour and dusk to dawn curfew imposed on some parts of Kaduna by the state government.

The government imposed the curfew following the violence which claimed at least 55 lives in Kasuwan Magani on Thursday last week.

Mr Bunu urged the residents of areas affected to comply and abide by the directive on the restriction of movement.

He warned that anyone who disobeyed the order would be made to face appropriate sanctions of the law.

Oyo Govt Gives N1m Compensation To Family Of Late NSCDC Officer

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The Oyo State Government has given a sum of N1 million as compensation to the family of a deceased officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Omikunle Sunday.

Omikunle who was attached to the state joint security task force, known as “Operation Burst”, died following an accident he was involved in on June 24, 2018, around Iseyin area of the state.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Moses Adeyemo, who handed over the cash to the wife of the deceased, Mrs Olayinka Omikunle, at governor’s office, prayed that God grants the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Noting that no one has the power to restore life to the dead, Adeyemo said the donation was only to serve as morale booster for serving officers that the state government will not abandon them in times of emergency or casualty.

Speaking further, Special Adviser to the Governor on security, Mr Segun Bolarinwa, said the gesture was covered in the insurance scheme of the Oyo State security trust fund for security officers who suffer casualties in the course of their duty.

In his remarks, the commandant of the Oyo NSCDC, Mr John Adewoye, thanked the government for the decision to compensate the family of the bereaved.

He also said that the gesture showed that the welfare of officers was paramount to the state government.

NSCDC Arrests Fake Army Officer, Suspected Cable Thieves

NSCDC parade the arrested suspects in Lokoja on Thursday.


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a fake army officer and seven suspected cable thieves in Kogi State.

Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Everestus Obiyo, while parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Lokoja, said the alleged impersonator was arrested at the Nigeria Army checkpoint in Ayere, the western region of the state.

The fake army officer, Bartholomew Paul in his confessional statement said that he also smuggles cars into the country for some car dealer.

The seven other suspects were arrested for crimes including alleged involvement in pipeline vandalism, vandalism of telecommunication cables, illegal dealings of transformer cables and selling of expired can drinks.

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Paul, who hails from Kogi State told journalists that he has been operating as a fake army officer for over two years smuggling cars for dealers and individual, he added that he got the Nigeria military uniform from a friend who also designed the identity card for him.

Obiyo while addressing journalists warned youths in the country to shun crime and be of good behaviour.

He said over 50 of the suspected cable vandals arrested this year have been prosecuted in the court of law.

NSCDC Recover Stolen Food Items, Books Donated To Malnourished Children


The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno State has recovered food items and books donated to malnourished children which were stolen by some persons.

The items were retrieved from the unauthorised persons while trying to transport them from Borno State to the eastern region of the country.

According to the state commandant of the NSCDC, Ibrahim Abdullahi told journalists on Monday that the items were seized at the Borno express bus terminal following a tip-off.

The books were freely donated by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) while the food supplements were donated to victims by the World Food Programme.

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Early outcome of investigations by the NSCDC indicates that the books were stolen from the bookstore for repackaging and resale at wholesale prices.

“They normally carry these books to the eastern part of the country where they will just change the cover and sell at exorbitant prices.

“We were able to recover these cartons at Borno Express Park today. We are going to hand over the books to Yerwa Girls secondary school. Since they are meant for the children of Borno state,” he said.

The culprits behind the theft of the books have since been arrested and are currently in the custody of the NSCDC. While the food supplements were recovered the perpetrators, however, escaped.

NSCDC Officials Commence Security Tour In Northeast Schools

NSCDC boss Mohammadu Abdullahi and officers interacting with students in Government Secondary School Hong  (Boarding school), Adamawa on Saturday.


The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC) has commenced the deployment of its personnel to secure secondary schools in the northeast.

This follows President Muhammadu Buhari’ s directive that the NSCDC should be involved in providing security following the recent abduction of over a hundred girls from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe state.

The Commandant General of the NSCDC Mohammadu Abdullahi has therefore, commenced the tour with Adamawa state on Sunday.

He visited the Government Girls Secondary School Gombi in Gombi local government area, as well as the Government Secondary School Hong.

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Buhari Orders Deployment Of NSCDC Officials To Northeast

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the deployment of officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to secure secondary schools in the northeast region.

This is part of efforts to provide more security for students and the community at large, following the abduction of over 100 girls from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe state, about a month ago.

The Commandant General of the NSCDC Mohammadu Abdullahi, on Saturday, commenced the tour with Adamawa state.

On arriving at the Government Girls Secondary School Gombi in Gombi local government area, the Commandant General expressed shock that the school which has been in existence since 1976, had no fence.

He also visited the Government Secondary School Hong in Hong local government area of the state, where he interacted with the students and principals and noted some of their complaints.

“My call to the state government is to intervene especially in terms of feeding, since it is a boarding school. The students are supposed to be fed thrice if it is possible and also the fencing of the school,” one of the schools’ principal said.

In response, the NSCDC boss said: “The President has said we should come and provide security. What happened in Chibok and Dapchi, should not happen here.

“That is why we have sent our men to come and guard here. We have our men in front of your schools with their arms 24 hours so that you will study under a very conducive and secure atmosphere. Your principal has told us the little problems you have, I’ll make sure that it is addressed,” he assured the students.

Addressing journalists after the tour, Abdullahi decried the poor state of the schools but however, promised to report back to the President and ensure all their complaints are resolved.

This comes weeks after President Buhari ordered the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris (On January 9) to relocate to Benue state following attacks by killer herdsmen which has left hundreds dead.

Things, however, took a different turn when the President who was visiting the state for the first time since the killings started on New Year’s Day, said he was unaware that the IGP had flouted his orders.

According to the state government, the IGP spent only one day in the state and then proceeded to Nasarawam – a development which was contrary to the directive of the President.

While that has since fueled another debate and series of criticisms from Nigerians, has summoned the IGP to explain the reason behind his non-compliance.

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NSCDC Trains Officers On Ranches, Open Grazing

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced special training for its officers and men on how to effectively secure the ranches and cattle colonies being proposed by the Federal Government across the country.

Speaking at the induction of the first batch of 150 officers for the training, NSCDC Assistant Commandant General, Adamu Soja, says the deployment of their personnel to the proposed ranches and grazing reserves is part of measures being put in place by the Federal Government to tackle the incessant conflicts between farmers and herders that have left several people dead in most parts of the country,
the programme.

The project tagged ‘Federal Government Agro-Rangers Scheme’, is an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and that of Interior in collaboration with NSCDC.

The Assistant Commandant General told journalists that the officers who were selected from across the 36 states of the federation, will undergo training on surveillance, intelligence gathering, peace and conflict resolution.

He also stated that the training will adequately build the capacity of the benefiting officers in their duty of protecting farmlands and ranches from the nefarious activities of rustlers and other militia groups.

The Assistant NSCDC Commandant General, further disclosed that the officers at the end of their training will be deployed to farmers and pastorates on request, as well as government-owned cattle colonies, ranches and grazing reserves.