The Ministry of Interior has approved the deployment of 5, 000 personnel from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to secure the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the North East and to also carry out other national assignment as may be required. The Commandant General of the NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, lauded the gesture, affirming that the 5000 corps personnel had been trained and mobilised to protect the IDP camps and the areas liberated by the military from insurgents .
According to him, the corps personnel were trained in Kachia by the military on counter terrorism, while 35,000 personnel were also trained on arms handling to position them to carry out security functions appropriately. The CG said the Command and Control Centre of the NSCDC had approved activities in the areas where there are petroleum facilities in the South South region. According to him, the facilities are given full monitoring which had enabled the centre to relay emergencies to field officers.