June 14, 2024

The Daily Vendor

Nigeria Digital Newspaper

NSCDC, Army synergize to battle criminality in Anambra

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Anambra State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Comdt. Maku Olatunde has sued for greater synergy and collaboration with the Nigerian Army to enhance security across Anambra State. 

Maku stated this during a familiarization visit to the Commander, 302 Artillery Regiment (302 AR) Nigerian Army, Onitsha, Anambra State, Col. M. B. Abubakar. 

He attributed most of the confidence of his personnel to their relationship with the Nigerian Army.

“You remember when I resumed my tour of duty, I saw the existing relationship between all security agencies and I keyed into it. I am proud to say that you have not disappointed me.

“In executing our core mandate in the protection of Critical National, State and Local Government Assets and infrastructure, we have sought for your synergy and I am happy to say, you have without hesitation availed us. Thank you for always partnering with us ” he said.

NSCDC boss further commended the Nigerian Army for being a supportive partner in the area of training and retraining of the Corps personnel, joint operations, fight against  illegal oil bunkering, pipeline vandalism, illegal oil refining and petroleum black market racketeering. 

“We thank the Nigerian Army for their continuous support to the NSCDC. As we pledge to work with the Military to tackle insecurity across the state, we call for increased inter agency collaboration to rid the state of practices inimical to economic growth and development,” Maku added.

Responding, Col. M. B. Abubakar appreciated Comdt. Maku for the visit and assured him of enhanced support, collaboration and synergy in the overall interests of the nation.

“Actually when I assumed office, I prevailed on the Service Commanders to have a common goal, which must be built on a genuine synergy, I am glad we agreed to work together and till today we have not deviated from it. 

“We have been doing things together, no single agency can solve the security problems of any state, it has to be a collective effort”.

Abubakar assured that the Nigerian Army would continue to do its best to assist NSCDC succeed in the State.

“We would continue to collaborate, if we are together, it will send a strong signal to the criminal elements that we are out for them. When you find something beneficial to us operational wise , do not hesitate to call us. 

Acknowledging NSCDC as one of the trusted agencies in internal security, Abubakar called on them to sustain the tempo in carrying out its assigned peculiar function.

“We are very grateful that you thought it wise to pay us a visit. We are pursuing the same purpose as security agencies which is national security. There is no superiority, the only difference is our individual mandates ” he concluded.

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