Insecurity: NSCDC boss tasks officers on proactive actions
- commissions female Rapid Response Squad in Ekiti
By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ekiti State Command has hosted the Assistant Commandant General in charge of Zone-J, ACG Ayinla Fasiu Adeyinka in the command’s headquarters in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Adeyinka was on routine monitoring and assessment of the Zone-J, which comprises Ekiti, Osun and Ondo to also know the security situation of the commands as well as the welfare needs of the officers and men.
The three state commandants of Osun, Ondo and Ekiti were also present in the meeting where he charged all of them on the need to rise up to the security challenges and questions of the country by sourcing for workable intelligence reports and proactive actions to nip prevailing criminal activities in the bud in the three states.
ACG Adeyinka also charged them to be active, especially on the core mandate of the corps which includes, protection of critical national infrastructure, training and retraining of private guards, disaster management, peace and conflict resolutions, counter terrorism among others.
The zonal commander urged them to justify the confidence reposed in the corps by the Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi and key into the new paradigm of rejigging, revamping and reconstruction of the corps to enhance better service delivery.
The assistant commandant general who used the opportunity of the visit to Commission Female Rapid Response Squad noted that the security situation in the three states called for concerted efforts among the security agencies in the states to ensure adequate surveillance, intelligence gathering and processing, proactive response time among others.
According to him, “The female squad is a brainchild of the commandant general to increase security coverages in Nigeria as the female officers selected have undergone adequate combatant training and drills that will enable them perform to the admiration of Nigerians, as well the federal government who has invested heavily on them to control and bring to a halt the growing tension of kidnapping and brigandage in the country.”
The commandant of NSCDC in Ekiti state; Mr. John O. Fayemi, who spoke with Orient Daily shortly after the event commended their officers for their selfless services and commitment in the state.
Others at the meeting include his counterpart from Ondo state; Mr. Hammed Abodunrin and Osun state commandant; Mr. Emmanuel Ocheja, described the day as unique with a take-home message to their officers and men to maintain high level discipline and to be civil in the operation so that people can continue to respect them as a leading paramilitary agency that respect human rights.