Maduako Igbokwe l Wednesday, July 06, 2022
ONITSHA, Nigeria – Anambra State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,( NSCDC) Mr. Isidore Chukwudi Chikere has vowed to deal decisively with illegal security operatives in the state.
Command Public Relations Officer DSC Okadigbo Edwin who made the vow in a statement said the Commandant made the statement at a meeting with members of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN) in Awka
According to him, the Command is ready to clamp down on unregistered security companies operating in the State. He said that the NSCDC Act empowered the Corps to regulate, monitor and supervise the Operation of Private Guard Companies in the country .
He also condemned the act of both private and public institutions patronizing the services of unregistered guards ,saying the patronage constitute threat to citizens. He advised those patronising the unregistered security outfits to withdraw immediately.
He also charged members of the association to always furnish the command with timely and credible Intelligence for necessary action. The Head of Private Guard Company Department, DCC Francis Obinna Nnadi, said that the meeting aims were to discuss and proffer solutions to the association’s challenges.
He tasked the association members to work in line with the Corps mandate as they are the ones that render the most relevant grassroots security with a better crime modalities of their area of operations.
He urged them not to relent as the Command has put in place necessary steps to reposition their services. Earlier, the Chairman of the association, Dr. Okon Antai while welcoming Commandant , enumerated some of the challenges facing their operations in the state .
“It is a fact that members of the vigilante services have taken over the job of private security guards, vigilantes should be people who do community policing in rural locations, but today they can be found almost everywhere acting as private security men “he said.