JAMB arrests 25 persons for extortion, sale of UTME materials.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Saturday announced the arrest of about 25 persons throughout the country for extortion and illegally selling registration materials to the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, candidates.

The culprits, according to the Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Is-haq Oloyede, were apprehended by a combined team of its Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit, ACTU, members of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and the Nigeria Police Force, following a tip-off.

He said that the e-Brochure and e-Syllabus which were meant to be free were being sold by the culprits as high as N800 each nationwide, while at the same time also extorting money and inflating cost of registration from candidates.

Among the registration materials being sold by them include copies of the UTME e-Brochure and e-Syllabus.

Speaking with journalists in his office in Bwari, Abuja, shortly after the arrests, Mr. Oloyede, a professor, said the people that were caught were those who were on illegal pilgrimage.

He said, “Our quality assurance unit, particularly the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit had to go out to see what is happening, following reports of extortion. We were having reports that candidates are paying more than the N5,500 that is required. The perpetrators have been cautioned and are presently under surveillance. For many of them that have been caught, I don’t think they will want to be caught for the second time in the future after serving the severe punishments awaiting them.

“We keep on telling people that they are to pay just N5,500, which is N5,000 to JAMB and N500 for the book (e-Brochure and e-Syllabus) and that is all. But for the centre where they register, the owner of the centres will get a maximum of N700. We have arrested about 25 persons, all over the country. They are those who are doing what they are not supposed to do, by charging the candidates higher than expected. They will not escape justice, they will appear in Court.”

According to him, JAMB has not asked anybody to pay extra money or asked anybody to go to any business centre for the creation of profile.

Mr. Oloyede said the banks and Computer-Based Test centres have reached an agreement with JAMB, that they would create the profile for the candidates.

“And whether you go to the banks, NIPOST or anywhere to buy the pin, it is part of their responsibility to create the profile for the candidates. Nobody is expected to pay more than what we have specified. But what we have found out is that many people are gullible. What we have done is that the ACTU had gone out and raided the centres. We found out that many of the centres are playing on the ignorance of the candidates. We have advertised in 10 national newspapers, yet they still allow themselves to be extorted”, he emphasised.

Mr. Oloyede also faulted claims by many of the candidates who have the impression that it would be better for them to register only in JAMB-owned centres.

He said, “It is not true, whether you register at the JAMB centres or in any accredited centres, there is no difference. But we have large number of people in CBT centres owned by JAMB. I think that is unnecessary. You can go to NIPOST, you can go to other accredited CBT centres.

“People are saying that there is poor connectivity, I don’t know what they mean by that. May be, they are using old terms. Many of the business centres who want us to return to the old practice or those who are producing the scratch cards and want to continue extorting money from people are the ones echoing this noise and creating unnecessary problem for the candidates.”

While assuring that every eligible candidate would be registered before the end of the one month exercise, the JAMB CEO, cautioned against panic registration, adding that “if anybody stresses himself or herself, it is because they want to do so.”

“In some cases, we rush to something that we do not need to rush for. There is also this argument that banks are having problems, if you have problems going to banks, why can’t you go to NIPOST? Why can’t you go to online for interswitch or remitter? We have sold our pin to all these people for the candidates to access all these online. We have shouted and made the noise. When people are not listening, what can we do?”, he stressed.

He commanded members of the NSCDC and the Nigeria Police who, he said, have been very wonderful.


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NSCDC suspends two officers for alleged oil theft

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has suspended two of its officers for alleged involvement in oil theft in Bayelsa.

The corps sp?okesman, Emmanuel Okeh, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

Mr. Okeh said the management of the Corps condemned the alleged possession of illegal petroleum products suspected to be diesel (AGO) by two officers of the Corps who were recently arrested and presented to journalists by the police.

He said the? ?Commandant-General of the Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, had set up a panel of inquiry to investigate the matter for proper action to be taken in line with the public service rules.

According to him, the affected personnel, Assistant Superintendents of Corps (ASCI) Agah Utavie, and Angel Kilosomewo, ?had been suspended from the service until investigations were concluded.?

He said the Commandant-General of the Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, had therefore warned officers and men of the Corps to desist from such act or face the full wrath of the law.

NAN reports that the police had on March 23 presented to journalists two officers of the NSCDC for allegedly dealing in suspected illegally refined diesel in Otuasegha area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa.

The police? spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, had said that the suspects were arrested by the Inspector-General of Police (I-G’s) Special Task Force on March 7. ?

Mr. Moshood said their office had been informed and that the police investigating team was awaiting their response to conclude investigation into the case and arraign them in court.


Source: NAN

Couple who allegedly burnt teenager’s penis arrested by NSCDC officials

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Sokoto State said it has arrested a couple for allegedly burning the male organ of a 17-year old teenager, name withheld, over rape allegation.

The Commandant of the Corps, Babangida Abdullahi, confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Wednesday.

Mr. Abdullahi said that the couple were arrested on Tuesday, at their Sama residence, Sokoto.

He said: “They alleged that the teenager, a Senior Secondary School three student, raped their four-year old daughter.

“So, they sponsored some boys who seized him on March 24, took him to the suspects’ house, the suspects severely tortured him and burnt his manhood.

“They also locked him up in a toilet up to the following day, March 25.

“The victim was later taken to the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto, where he is responding to treatment.”

Mr. Abdullahi said that the couple was arrested on March 28, for allegedly taking the law into their hands.

The commandant further said that the suspects would soon be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of thorough investigations.

The father of the victim, Abdullahi Ibrahim, a teacher at Sultan Bello Secondary School, Sokoto, appealed to the state government to assist the family in seeking justice for his son.

He also made similar appeal to the Sultanate Council of Sokoto, local and international human rights groups, among others.

Mr. Ibrahim said one of the suspects had threatened to kill him in the event that he made attempt to take any action.

The suspects, however, denied the allegations in an interview with NAN.


Source: NAN

NSCDC sacks two of it’s officers over extortion in Kwara State

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara said it had dismissed two of its officers over extortion of innocent citizens on the pretext of securing employment for them in the corps.

Mr. Pedro ldeba, Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in llorin.

Ideba said the Commandant-General of the Corps approved the dismissal of the two affected Officers having found them guilty.

The commandant, who did not mention the names of the two affected Officers, said the corps would not relent in its efforts to rid the corps of bad eggs.

Ideba, who also did not disclose the amount involved in the deal, warned citizens of the state to desist from giving money to any personnel of the corps.

The commandant said that the corps was not recruiting now, adding that recruitment was free of charge.

He warned officers and men of the corps to desist from acts capable of tarnishing the image of the corps.

NSCDC Uncovers Plot To Attack MTN In Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has revealed plans by some persons to attack investments of MTN in the state as a reprisal following the ongoing xenophobia attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

In a statement, the Bayelsa Commander of NSCDC, Mr Desmond Agu, said that the corps is on red alert to stop aggrieved persons from destroying MTN facilities in the state.

Mr Agu said intelligence reports revealed that such persons were planning to vent their anger on MTN’s masts and other facilities.

The Commander however advised the people behind such plots to desist from toeing a violent path and appealed to members of the public to report suspicious people to the corps.

“Our attention has been drawn to an intelligence report that some people are planning to carry out an attack on South African investments, especially the MTN’s telecommunication masts and other facilities following the ongoing xenophobia attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

“Members of the public especially Bayelsans are hereby advised to desist from such acts and avoid taking laws into their hands.

“As an organisation saddled with the responsibility of protecting our critical national infrastructures, the command remains committed to deliver on its mandate.

“Members of the public are hereby advised to report person or group of persons suspected to be planning such attacks to the command,” Mr Agu stated.


Source: Channels TV

We have too many prostitutes, beggars in Abuja – Dino Maleye

Senator Dino Melaye, Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT has called on the police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to stop prostitutes and beggars from parading themselves on the streets of Abuja.

Addressing newsmen, Melaye, said “We are also very uncomfortable with the number of hoodlums on our streets in Abuja. We have beggars, the destitute and commercial sex workers spread across every nook and cranny of the city.

”We have issued an order to the Commissioner of Police and the Commandment of the NSCDC, and we have also instructed the FCT to provide logistics for the immediate evacuation of all beggars, including those little boys, who claimed they are helping you to clean your car’s windshield. By so doing, they are adding additional dents to your car.”

JAMB to raid cyber cafes across Nigeria

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, says it is embarking on a national raid of cyber cafes, ahead of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos that the exercise would be jointly carried out with the officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

He said the raid was meant to smash the operations of some syndicates operating cyber cafes to print fake UTME registration numbers and application documents to prospective candidates.

According to him, four suspects have already been apprehended in Ekiti for printing and selling fake registration documents for the 2017 examination.

“This development is an eye-opener that same could be happening in other parts of the country.

“We shall, in collaboration with the NSCDC, commence a national raid of all cyber cafe in the country, any moment from now.

“We will not fold our arms and watch some elements defraud Nigerians, parents in particular, who desire education for their children.

“These persons arrested in Ekiti were holed out in their cyber café, where they have been carrying out their illegal activities and had defrauded prospective candidates to the tune of over N10 million.

“We had a synergy with NSCDC, which led to the discovery of serious illegal manipulation of JAMB registration forms, numbers as well as admission letters,’’ he said.

Benjamin warned prospective candidates against poor handling of information regarding the sale of the registration documents to avoid falling prey to the activities of the suspects.

“We had warned severally that we had yet to commence the sales of the 2017 registration documents, and that candidates should be patient because we are putting finishing touches to the entire examination process.

“This is because we want to tackle all the hitches that had been associated with the examination in the past years and make it almost 100 per cent hitch-free.

“As soon as this is achieved, and we are set to roll out the registration documents, we will do massive sensitisation.

“Candidates must realise that no cyber cafe is authorised to do any form of registration, as candidates who defy this warning are doing so at their own risk,” he said.

Boko Haram: 75 NSCDC Personnel Killed In Borno In 2016 – Officials

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps says 75 personnel of the command were killed while 15 were declared missing in action in the year 2016.


The Commandant of the Corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, told journalists in a news conference that the officers were killed in separate attacks in Gwoza and Gamboru Ngala in the Boko Haram insurgency.


“We have alerted our sister agencies on the issues while the NSCDC national headquarters have assisted the families of the bereaved.” he said.


Abdullah noted that about 19 area offices belonging to the NSCDC across the state were completely destroyed by Boko Haram.


His words: “We will deploy additional 500 personnel in liberated LGA’s. We have already deployed 100 to Dikwa; we are preparing 30 for Monguno, while 20 of our men were drafted for Nganzai local government area.”


“Some of them are already in Chibok and Askira Uba local government areas.” Abdullahi stated.


Abdullahi said those deployed include the Anti-riot Squad, Bomb Detection and Disposal Unit as well as Intelligence and Detective Unit of the command.


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Woman arrested for stabbing PHCN official in Akowonjo

A joint effort by security operatives attached to the Lagos State Command and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has led to the arrest of a suspect identified as Mrs. Ediale Ayodele.


The suspect was apprehended for stabbing an official of power distribution network, Ikeja Electric in the Akowonjo axis of Lagos State.


According to a report by PM News, the suspect who resides at No. 6, Ayodola Close, Akonwonjo, allegedly stabbed the official who was on a routine forecast drive in the area. The official was said to have visited the said property to check on a disconnection carried out some weeks back when the altercation occurred.


An altercation reportedly ensued which led to the suspect stabbing the official in the process.


While commenting on the matter, the Commandant, NSCDC, Lagos Command, Tajudeen Balogun, warned that the act of attacking officials of Ikeja Electric would not be tolerated.


He stressed that “anybody found to have committed such an act would be made to face the wrath of the law as the officials were carrying out their lawful duty.”

Osun Civil Defence Arrests Suspected Marauding Herdsmen

The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has paraded three cattle herdsmen, allegedly terrorising a farm settlement in Ikoui, Isokan Local Government Area of the state.

The arrest, which was made at about 5:30 am on Thursday, followed a tip-off from the community.

Two of the suspects, Hamisu and Lawal are said to be from Gbangudu Local Government, while Musa is from Gusau Local Government all in Zamfara state.

According to the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Philips Ayodele, information got to the operatives from the office of the kabiyesi (king), which intelligence officers acted upon.

Armed With Charms and Guns

He said the rustlers, who were five in number, were armed with charms, guns and some weapons, invaded and destroyed the crops on the Onikoyi farm settlement.

Mr Ayodele told reporters that the farmers had on several occasions, been attacked by the rustlers.

Ayodele said: “We recovered a lot of weapons, charms, locally made guns with gun powders and local bullets. The farmers in that area have no peace. They don’t allow them to rest due to their heinous activities on the farm. We thank God we are able to apprehend these notorious persons,”he said.

The NSCDC commandant also stated that the rustlers, who claimed to be hunters, could not be identified by the Osun State leader of Miyeti Allah, an association for the Fulani Herdsmen, after he was briefed by the security outfit.

“Before you can be a hunter you must know the terrain of the area you are operating in, but these people are not from Osun and they still insist they are hunters.

“The Miyeti Allah in this state cannot recognise them after we spoke to them about the arrest and we have also warned them to always report rustlers who are not from Osun State so that we would be able to identify those who have invaded the state,” Mr Ayodele emphasised.

He urged members of the community to always supply the corps with vital information that would help them rid the society of people with criminal intent, lauding the supports they have received from sister agencies in the state.

NSCDC warns against increased hypnosis, rape of teenage girls in Borno.

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Sunday said some youth in Maiduguri now hypnotise teenage girls with drugs and charms in order to rape them.

The Commandant of the corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Maiduguri.

Mr. Abdullahi said the command recorded three cases of rape in one week between December 20 and December 30, 2016.

“The ugly trend was reported by parents of the victims (names withheld), from Gomari Coasting, London Ciki and Jidari Polo in Maiduguri.

“The victims who are teenagers aged between 13 and 14 years old, confessed that some youths had canal knowledge of them using drugs and charms during which none of them could recall what happened.

“The command also conducted a medical examination on the girls which revealed that there was a serious penetration while the others were confirmed to be pregnant.

“The three girls recalled that they were abducted in a tricycle before they were taken to separate location where they were raped.

“We, therefore, call on parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children and wards, and monitor their movements.

“No arrest has been made so far, but the command will work tirelessly to bring the culprits to book,” the commandant said.

Nigerian Customs Intercepts Trucks Smuggling Foreign Rice, Cannabis, Petroleum Products

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone C Owerri has interecepted trucks loaded with smuggled foreign rice, adulterated petroleum products, cannabis among other prohibited items.

Confirming the development at a media briefing, the Customs Area Controller, Mohammed Uba Garba said a trailer truck with registration number GBB 85 XA suspected to be carrying adulterated diesel petroleum product was intercepted by the Nigeria Customs along Aba-Owerri road.

He said: “The exhibit was discovered to have been hidden in a specially constructed tank for illegal bunkering and also concealed with 256 sacks of expired animal feeds to evade arrest.

“The seized adulterated petroleum product causes blockages of heavy duty machines and generators, which equally emit hazardous carbon monoxide, that are detrimental to the health.”

Comptroller Mohammed said that a suspect who gave his name as Chibuzor Njoku was arrested in connection with the crime and would be handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil defense corps for prosecution.

Comptroller Mohammed also disclosed that a 1 X 40” container with marks numbers MRKU 254564 loaded with 1,017 sacks of 50kg cannabis (Indian hemp) estimated at over #16,000,000 was intercepted on the Benin-Shagamu road.

According to him, the only suspect – James idoko who claimed to be a student upon interrogation attempted to deceive the Customs men by fraudulently presenting copies of suspected fake customs processed document on importation which was contrary to what was contained in the container.

The controller added that “the suspect offered a bribe of #350,000.00 in an attempt to avoid arrest. He is currently in custody with the bribe money which now serves as an exhibit along with the container load of cannabis awaiting the estimated value from the relevant agency – NDLEA.”

“The increasing tempo of criminality, violence and juvenile delinquency among the youth is traceable to the rampant consumption of hard drugs such as marijuana hence the clamp down on those involved in the illicit business.

“Consumption of cannabis also affects family relationship and we must fight it to the last so as to have a better society,” he stated.

The Customs Controller who subsequently handed over the seized items and the suspect to the Principal Staff Officer (Operation and Intelligence) of the NDLEA Edo State Command Timothy Adewole for further investigation assured that the NCS would continue to collaborate and work in synergy with sister organizations such as NDLEA, NSCDC, NAFDAC to smoothen its operations.

Furthermore, Comptroller Mohammed said that a MAN diesel truck with registration number KRV 238 XB carrying 725 different brand of 50 kg foreign rice with Duty Paid Value of #24,650,000. 00 suspected to have been smuggled into the country through the numerous creeks in Calabar/Cameroun border was similarly intercepted by his men this month.

He said that a suspect who gave his name as Mr. Fredrick Eze and claimed to be a representative of the owners of the exhibit was arrested.

The Customs Area Controller regretted that the penchant for foreign products by some Nigerians has continued to deal a devastating blow to the nation and her economy while many families have been thrown into agony as a result of the ceaseless unpatriotic activities of smugglers.

He noted that while the nation has continued to lose huge revenue, many lives have been lost consequent upon the unabated practice of smuggling.

He therefore advised Nigerians to imbibe a greater sense of patriotism in line with “the change begins with me” mantra recently launched by Mr. President by eschewing all acts and conducts inimical to the nation.

Ifeoma Onuigbo
Public Relations Officer
Federal Operations Unit
Zone C,  Owerri

#RiversRerun: Watch how SARS, NSCDC men move Ballot Boxes out of Polling Unit [Video]

A video posted by a Twitter User has shown how men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in conjunction with men of the NSCDC allegedly moved ballot boxes from a polling unit in Gokana LGA in Rivers State after which they shot sporadically to scare away electorates who gave them a chase.


Remember that 2 deaths have initially been recorded at same LGA earlier this morning. Despite the widespread violence in Rivers State, electoral practices are still ongoing in some areas.


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Civil Defence to recruit additional 10,000 personnel.

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana has requested for additional 10,000 personnel to be recruited into the service.


According to a statement from the corps spokesman Emmanuel Okeh, Gana made the  remark after the decoration of 10 senior officers promoted from the rank of Commandant to Assistant Commandant General at the Civil Defence Academy, Abuja.


Gana explained that the additional personnel is ” in order to meet up with the demands from different Ministries, Department and Agencies of government seeking for deployment of the Corps personnel.”


The CG clarified that the promotion of the officers was purely on merit, therefore they must justify the confidence given to them.


Gana also posited that, with the demand from Ministry of Agriculture, the Corps is expected to provide 6,000 personnel to protect the proposed 200 cattle ranches in order to curtail the incessant crisis between the Fulani herdsmen and Farmers.


He encouraged personnel to be patient as the management is working towards ensuring payment of their shift arrears, election allowances as soon as fund is made available by the Government and not to join rumour mongers speculating that their money was embezzled.

NSCDC arrests fake currency printer, five area boys in Sokoto

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Sokoto State have arrested one Collins Nzewewe for alleged printing of fake currencies.


The Commandant of the corps in the state, Abdullahi Dutsin-ma, presented the suspect to newsmen on Thursday in Sokoto.


Dutsin-ma said that the command arrested the suspect following a tip off.


The 42-year-old Nzewewe and father of seven, confessed to newsmen that he was lured into the illegal business by a Nigerien National, called Abdulaziz.

Dutsin-ma also said that the command had arrested five hoodlums who were stabbing people that crossed their path.


Dutsin-ma said: “Before their arrest, the ‘area boys’ had stabbed no less than 4 persons who are currently receiving treatment at various hospitals within the metropolis.


“So, the issue of Area Boys in Sokoto if not properly checked, could portend great danger in the near future, especially within the metropolis.”

Gunmen kill four NSCDC officials in Port Harcourt.

Gunmen have killed four Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps guarding a facility operated by the Nigerian subsidary of Italian group Eni, local and security officials said Wednesday.

Four members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, a paramilitary agency of the government, were killed on Monday at the installation at Omoku, near the oil hub of Port Harcourt, they said.

They were shot dead by gunmen in military camouflage, they said.

“The (security) operatives had engaged the gunmen in a fierce gun battle on realising that the intruders were not military men,” state NSCDC spokesman Michael Oguntuase told AFP.

A community leader in Omoku who did not want to be named, confirmed the incident.

“Dressed in camouflage, they came in a speed boat at about 6:40pm on Monday, exchanged gunfire with the operatives, leading to the death of four,” he said.

He said an unspecified number of NSCDC personnel were wounded.

Officials at Agip, the local subsidiary of Eni, were not immediately available for comment. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Since the start of the year, several militant groups, Including the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), have bombed pipelines and facilities operated by oil companies, including Shell, Chevron, Exxon, Eni and state-run NNPC in the restive oil-producing south.

The attacks have slashed Nigeria’s oil output, hammering government revenue at a time of global low prices.

Nigeria is currently struggling to come out of a recession since August.

The attacks on oil infrastructure have continued despite government’s peace moves.

NSCDC rescues 3 children from Kidnappers in Abia.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abia State command, has rescued three children (two female and one male of ages between 10 and 11), from the hands of kidnappers and ritualists in Abia state.

The victims whose names were not disclosed were rescued around Aba and Obingwa area of the state following a tip off

According to the command, the suspects were believed to have entered the state through neighbouring states of Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River with their collaborators in Abia State, disguising as scavengers.

The State Commandant, Walter Akubiro Chika, who spoke through the Corps’ Public Relations Officer, Uchenwa Oliver, disclosed that the criminals often disguised as scavengers at refuse dump sites at Aba and Obi-Ngwa areas of the state to execute their criminal act.

“They mesmerized teenagers coming to dump refuse in the areas, tie them with iron binders in an uncompleted building within the areas in anticipation of ransoms from their would-be buyers”, he? said.

The state commandant lamenting the rate of such cases in the state and appealed to the general public, particularly parents, to be watchful of their children, especially when they send them on errands.

Suicide Attacks: NSCDC Trains 50 Civilians On Intelligence Gathering, Surveillance In Borno

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno Command, on Monday said it had started training 50 civilians on surveillance and intelligence gathering to curtail terrorism in the state.

Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, NSCDC commander in the state, stated this during the graduation of participants of the training organised by the Crime Prevention Campaign of Nigeria (CPCN) in Maiduguri.
Abdullahi said that the participants were trained to provide surveillance at motor parks, shopping malls, market places, drinking spots, gambling centres and ghetto areas in the state capital.
He said that the training was part of measures to avert occurrences of suicide bomb attacks on the town by the Boko Haram insurgents.
“The training is timely, especially with the re-emergence of suicide bombers in their desperate attempt to cause havoc and instill fear in the minds of the people of the state.
“It is no longer news that terrorism and the strangulating insurgency have done a great harm in the country, especially the North Eastern region.
“All hands must be on deck to see that these bad elements do not resurface again,” said Abdullahi.
Also speaking, Brig.-Gen. Jubril Muhammad, the Garrison Commander of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, commended the NSCDC for the initiative.
According to him, the initiative will go a long way in curtailing terrorist activities.
Muhammad, therefore, charged the participants to always verify their information before passing it across to the relevant security agencies for necessary actions.

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How Boko Haram Hires Youths To Supply Fuel– NSCDC

The Borno command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday raised the alarm that youths in Maiduguri are now being recruited by Boko Haram to supply fuel in Gamboru Ngala area of the state.

The Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi made the revelation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

Abdullahi said the command had intercepted a reasonable quantity of fuel packaged in a carton of groundnut oil, bound for Gamboru Ngala local government area in the state.

He said since Boko Haram are running out of food and other supplies, they have employed all sorts of means to replenish stock.

“The command had so far arrested a suspect, who confessed that he did not know the owner of the consignment that he was asked to deliver to the insurgents trapped in Gamboru Ngala.

“He later confessed that each of the five litres of fuel is sold at N15,000 to the insurgents.

“You will recall we raised the alarm that some agents of Boko Haram were transporting stolen cows from Mafa, Kalabalge and Bomboshe axis in the state to cattle market in Maiduguri.

“The Boko Haram usually send the cows to their agents in the city who will then sell them and repatriate either cash or fuel to the terrorists.

“We are therefore warning the people especially drivers not to accept or convey any form of message that looks suspicious to any one, especially along the Gamboru axis.

“We are also warning the drivers, park owners and union groups to always check their passengers and their luggages to avoid transporting bad elements that would cause havoc in the society.

According to him, the command is working with other relevant security agencies to bring all the collaborators of terrorists to book.


Boko Haram hires youths to supply fuel – NSCDC

NSCDC alerts public of fake recruitment.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Benue has alerted the public of the existence of employment racket within the command.

The NSCDC Commandant, Mr Shuaibu Jibrin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi on Thursday that the racket had been collecting money from applicants in the guise of offering them employment into the organisation.

Jibrin, however, assured that its searchlights had already been beamed on the perpetrators while explaining that all recruitment exercises by the organisation “are properly advertised through the mass media”.

“Currently, the NSCDC is not carrying out any recruitment, the NSCDC recruits based on certain criteria and merit which is always advertised through the mass media.”

He said applicants had never been charged during NSCDC’s recruitment exercises, and assured that those behind the syndicate would soon be apprehended and brought to justice.

He also expressed regrets about the frequent vandalism of public utilities, especially pipelines and cables by unpatriotic citizens.

The commandant said the command had stepped up its surveillance activities over such public utilities to prevent the operations of the vandals.

He disclosed that three vandals had already been apprehended and were facing trial in the state.

He, however, advised authorities of the electricity company covering the state to ensure proper identification of its staff working on transformers and handling underground cables to avoid arrest by his men.

Jibrin also commended the state government for pledging to donate brand new tyres for their functional vehicles which had old tyres to enhance the command’s work in the state.

NSCDC Alerts Public Of Fake Recruitment

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Benue has alerted the public of the existence of employment racket within the command.

The NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Shuaibu Jibrin, said on Thursday that the racket had been collecting money from applicants in the guise of offering them employment into the organisation.

Jibrin, however, assured that its searchlights had already been beamed on the perpetrators while explaining that all recruitment exercises by the organisation “are properly advertised through the mass media”.

He said, “Currently, the NSCDC is not carrying out any recruitment, the NSCDC recruits based on certain criteria and merit which is always advertised through the mass media.”

He said applicants had never been charged during NSCDC’s recruitment exercises, and assured that those behind the syndicate would soon be apprehended and brought to justice.

He also expressed regrets about the frequent vandalism of public utilities, especially pipelines and cables by unpatriotic citizens.

The commandant said the command had stepped up its surveillance activities over such public utilities to prevent the operations of the vandals.

He disclosed that three vandals had already been apprehended and were facing trial in the state.

He, however, advised authorities of the electricity company covering the state to ensure proper identification of its staff working on transformers and handling underground cables to avoid arrest by his men.

Jibrin also commended the state government for pledging to donate brand new tyres for their functional vehicles which had old tyres to enhance the command’s work in the state.

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NSCDC arrests tanker driver for adulterating fuel.

The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested a driver, Adebiyi Yusuf, for allegedly engaging in illegal oil bunkering and adulteration of diesel.

Thirty-two-year old Yusuf was apprehended along with one Paul Ifeakandu on Saturday on the premises of a complex on Jimoh Odutola Street, Surulere, Lagos, where they were reportedly selling the product.

It was gathered that eight drums and 14 jerrycans of adulterated diesel; six drums of chemicals; six pumping machines and two number plates, among other items, were recovered from the premises.

Tanks said to be 11,000 litres each were also reportedly mounted on the premises.

It was learnt that the anti-vandal team of the corps, acting on a tip-off, swooped on the suspects around 4pm on Satuday. They were paraded on Tuesday at the NSCDC state command’s headquarters in Ikeja.

Forty-five-year-old Ifeakandu, who hails from Anambra State, said he only assisted the owner of the factory, identified as Okechukwu, to offload the product from tankers.

He said, “The product belongs to Mr. Okechukwu. He is also from Anambra State. I help him to offload the diesel. According to him, he buys the product from a depot in Apapa. I have been working with Mr. Okechukwu for two years now. He gives me N3,000 for every offloading I do.”

However, Yusuf, who claimed to be a Forte Oil tanker driver, denied his involvement in the act, saying he was ill and decided to sleep inside a vehicle parked on the premises when the operatives nabbed him.

Yususf, who also claimed to be a Lagos State indigene, said in Yoruba that he started working for the oil company in January, 2015.

He said, “I was arrested while sleeping in a vehicle on the premises. I told the officers that I am an assistant driver with Forte Oil and not an oil thief, but they ignored my explanation.

“There are mechanics and some people selling gas on the premises. I don’t know why they spared them and arrested me. I don’t know anything about the seized product.”

The Lagos State Commandant of the NSCDC, Tajudeen Balogun, however, said the suspects were culpable of dealing in adulterated and illegal oil bunkering.

He said, “They (the suspects) don’t have licence from the appropriate agency. It looks like they are working for somebody.”

The commandant added that the suspects would be charged to court soon.

Forte Oil Plc, however, denied that Yusuf was its worker.

An official of the firm, who did not want his name in print, said, “We don’t have tanker drivers. He may be working for a transporter. Transporters are independent of our company. We have checked his name in our database; the suspect is not known to us. The company is not affiliated to this case.”

Ondo PDP, APC clash over alleged NSCDC training of thugs.

The Ondo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), of aiding and abetting thuggery in the state.

The major opposition party alleged that NSCDC is harbouring thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its premises, as it also faulted the organisation of plans to foment violence in the forthcoming election.

However, the ruling PDP had earlier alleged that the rival APC is sewing army uniforms and purchasing Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in contravention to electoral laws.

The APC State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Abayomi Adesanya, who made the allegation in Akure, stressed that the party would not allow the PDP to rig the election “no matter how much it tries.”

According to the party, “We are aware of the secret training of thugs going on at the camp of the NSCDC, we are doing our findings and that is what is going on there. We are already putting up our petitions to the appropriate quarters now.”

Abayomi disclosed that the party had taken necessary steps to apprise the Ondo State Command of NSCDC of the development, and not to allow the Corp to be used by any party to cause problems in the election.

But the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Mr. Kayode Balogun denied the allegation, saying the Corps is non-partisan and could not allow such an illegal activity to take place in its premises.

According to him, “It is not true, we are not partisan, we are doing our work the way we should do it, we are not supporting any political party neither should we harbour any thugs training in our premises.”

Similarly, the PDP denied the allegation, saying that it was APC that was involved in the act of thuggery borne out of desperation to win the election.

The Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Banji Okunomo said, “We don’t know what the APC is saying, we don’t have any thug anywhere, thuggery is not part of the PDP, we don’t encourage it in our party.

“It is the APC that involves in thuggery we all saw how they displayed their thuggery recently in the state after their primary. It is only the APC that has been noted for thuggery. You can never hear of thuggery from the PDP, we don’t encourage it.”

NSCDC Destroys 15 Illegal Refineries, Arrests 50 Vandals

The commandant-general, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that the corps destroyed about another 15 illegal refineries and dumps in Rivers State and arrested 50 vandals.

Muhammadu who stated that this additional 15 illegal refinery brings the total figure of destroyed refineries in the state, under his watch, to 450.

He commended the effort of his men and officers nationwide, saying that the pro-activeness of the corps’ anti-vandal squad in the Niger-Delta area and other oil communities, based on intelligence report, aided in the clamping down of the illegal activities of the suspects and brought about the feat.

Fielding questions from some select journalists yesterday in Abuja, Muhammadu revealed that plans to deploy 5,000 armed officers to guard about 300 cattle ranches to be established by the federal government nationwide have been concluded.

He revealed that they have established a control center at the national headquarters that monitors pipelines in the South-South region of the country and have made very impressive arrests.

The NSCDC boss explained that as a leading agency in the protection of national assets, they are bent of meeting up with the various requests from the minister of solid minerals resources and Ministry of Agriculture, both requesting for 5,000 men as well as requests from Water Resources, Railway Corporation, and many others.

He said that 2,500 officers have so far been deployed to provide security in areas liberated in the North East.

Responding to allegations of corruption in the corps, Muhammadu dismissed the claims, insisting that he was operating a very transparent open door policy.

NSCDC Destroys 15 Illegal Refineries, Gears Up For “Ember” Months

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, said the corps has destroyed 15 illegal refineries and illegal dumps, in the creeks.

In a statement, Thursday, from the corps spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, Gana commended the effort of the personnel as well as the Commandant of Rivers State command, Mrs. Helen Amakiri, “for a successful operation in the creek leading to the destruction of 15 illegal refineries and illegal dumps.”

Gana also appreciated the effort of the personnel across the Nation for providing security during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

He said ”I am happy with the pro activeness and doggedness of all of you in tackling insecurity in this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration, and I pray that you keep it up at all times to justify the mandate of the Corps ”.

The Corps helmsman reiterated that in this ”ember” season, the Corps has a lot to do especially in protecting Critical Infrastructure.

Gana noted that, the-get-rich-quick syndrome of the youths during this period is usually high considering the fact that “instead of celebrating Christmas festival in line with the Christian doctrine, youths usually take to crime and criminalities, in trying to grab at all cost what do not belong to them”.

He therefore urged the security operatives, “to re-strategies the modus operandi in order to nip in the bud such vices.”

He however debunked the speculations there is rift among the Management Team and urged the sectional heads to brief their Staff adequately against peddling false information on issues they are not clarified about.

Eid-el-Kabir: NSCDC mobilises 800 personnel in Sokoto

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Sokoto State Command, has mobilised more than 800 personnel to provide security in the state during the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebration.


The state Commandant of the corps, Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Sokoto that the security operatives would be deployed to Eid praying grounds, public buildings and recreation centres to ensure safety of residents.


He said that the operatives would complement the efforts of other security agencies in the state to ensure security.


I strongly urge members of the general public to be security conscious and report any suspicious movements in and around their neighbourhood to security agencies for prompt action,” Aliyu said.


He also said that plain-cloth security personnel had been deployed on foot patrols to sensitive locations. Aliyu saidd that the measure was aimed at protecting the citizens against security threats.


According to him, NSCDC personnel in local government areas of the state have been briefed on security measures to be adopted to deal with any unforeseen circumstances before, during and after the celebration.


NAN reports that the Federal Government has declared Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 public holidays for the celebration of Eid-EL-Kabir by Muslims.

NSCDC Destroys 450 Illegal Refineries, Arrests 3000 Vandals

The commandant general, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC),  Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu said the corps has destroyed about 450 illegal refineries,  arrested over 3,000 vandals and confiscated a lot of vehicles which were forfeited by the court and auctioned off since he assumed office in July, 2015.

The NSCDC boss who stated this when he played host to the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru , requested that the corps  be assisted with arms and equipment that will enable them  combat pipeline vandalism in the country.

The CG stated that with adequate capacity, the NSCDC could eradicate the incidence of vandalism of critical infrastructure such as power line, pipeline, telecoms base station and other national assets.

The CG said rather than give them money, the agency would appreciate corporation’s assistance, noting that the agency lacked sophisticated equipment, particularly arms, adding that pipeline vandals who operate as syndicates are well armed.

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NSCDC Arrest 3 With Human Head In Niger State


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Niger on Saturday paraded three suspects who were caught with a human head.

Mr Philip Ayuba, the Commandant of NSCDC in the state, told newsmen in Minna that the suspects were arrested in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

He said that the suspects aged 34, 35 and 24 hail from Ekpa village in Mokwa.

“I invited you here to see three suspects that we arrested on the ground of possession of a human head.

“After we arrested them, they confessed to us that they own the human head,’’ he said.

Ayuba said the suspects were arrested on Thursday while negotiating the sale of the head in Mokwa.

“Our personnel pretended to be bargaining with them on how much to pay before they were arrested,’’ he said.

The NSCDC boss said that the suspects had made confessional statements in writing, adding that they would be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

The principal suspect told journalists that his brother had invited him to his house to see the human head and assist in getting a buyer.

“I looked for a buyer for five months. So when I approached one Isah to buy the head he agreed and said that he has a buyer in Mokwa.

“When the buyer came we started negotiating the price with him and it was in that process that we were arrested,’’ he said.

Another suspect claimed that the head belonged to a decomposing female corpse which was found during a hunting expedition.

He said that he and another accomplice decided to cut off the head and sell it to make money.

“Two of us decided in the bush that we will sell the head to scientists and make money,’’ he said.

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NSCDC Arrests Boko Haram Kingpin In Borno

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday said it had arrested a 56-year-old Boko Haram kingpin in Aski Uba Local Government Area of Borno.

The Commandant of the NSCDC in Borno, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

Abdullahi said that the suspect was apprehended at Mussa village on June 7.

“Our men have made remarkable progress by arresting a Boko Haram kingpin.

“The notorious kingpin was said to be a recruiter as well as supplier of arms and IEDs to Boko Haram terrorists.

“He confessed that his three children were also arrow heads of the Boko Haram sect,’’ he said.

He said the command had since handed over the suspect to the army for further investigation.



NSCDC Sets Up Solid Minerals Defenders Dept. To Protect Mining Sites

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it had set up a department known as ‘Solid Minerals Defenders Department’ to protect all the solid mineral sites in the country.


This is contained in a statement issued by Emmanuel Okeh, the Spokesperson of the Corps, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.


The statement said the establishment of the department was as a result of a recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Solid Minerals and the Ministry of Interior on behalf of the NSCDC.

According to Abdullahi Gana, the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, this was in line with the Corps’ mandate to protect critical Infrastructure and National Assets against vandals, saboteurs and human scavengers.

Gana said that the ministry of solid minerals had covered the cost of training of personnel to enable officers and men of the Corps to understand the different mineral deposits and detect illegal miners, among others.

The statement also said that the new department was under the Directorate of Critical Infrastructure and National Assets to be headed by Commandant Alpha Ikpeamanam.

Okeh also disclosed to NAN that a total of 5,000 personnel had been deployed to the various mining sites across the country.

He said that personnel of the Solid Mineral Defenders Department had already started operation in different mining sites across the country, and that arrests of some illegal miners had been made by the Corps.



Calabar Carnival: NSCDC Assures Of Adequate Security

The Cross River Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has assured the people of Cross River and tourists for the carnival celebration of adequate security.

Mr Solomon Eremi, the NSCDC Public Relations Officer in the state, gave the assurance on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Eremi said that the command had deployed intelligence and uniform officers to different locations of the state to ensure a peaceful Christmas and carnival celebration in the state.
According to him, one of the objectives of the corps is to protect the lives and property of the citizenry.

“I want to assure the peaceful people of Cross River and tourists that the state command of NSCDC is on alert to respond to all security challenges within this carnival period and beyond.
“Our men on uniform and those of the intelligence department have also been deployed to strategic locations in the state to ensure a smooth carnival and Christmas celebration,’’ he said.

He advised the people of Cross River and tourists to be law abiding, saying that the corps “is a friendly force’’.
NAN reports that earlier, the Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Isu, inaugurated the carnival with a walk from the Millennium Park through major routes in the metropolis.
Similarly, the venue for the carnival village, the Zoo Garden was unveiled by Isu.



NSCDC Counsels Residents On Safety Measures During Harmattan

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday advised residents of Jigawa not to keep petrol and other inflammables at home to prevent fire outbreak as the harmattan approaches.

The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Malam Muhammad Gidado, told reporters in Dutse that the advice was necessary because fire outbreaks were common during the harmattan.

“The harmattan is fast approaching, and so, it is important for people to be more careful at this time to curb the persistent fire outbreaks which commonly occur during this season.

“Residents should always be careful while handling inflammable materials.

“People can be careless when keeping inflammable materials in their houses, which can later lead to fire outbreaks, if not properly managed,’’Gidado said.

He said the corps would continue to sensitise and inform the public on safety measures in residential and business environments to prevent fire outbreaks.

The commandant advised residents to observe the safety measures in their respective communities throughout the season and beyond.



NSCDC Seizes 42 Oil Tankers, Destroys 10 Illegal Refineries

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Thursday, said that it had seized 42 oil tankers used in diverting petroleum products to black marketers and destroyed 10 illegal refineries in the last two months

Its Commandant-General, Alhaji Abdulahi Gana, disclosed this to journalists in his country home, in Minna.

According to him, “on Friday last week we seized 42 oil tankers used in diverting petroleum products to the black market across the country.

Gana said that within the months under review the NSCDC destroyed three illegal refineries in Rivers State; within the week we destroyed five in Bayelsa and another two in Abia.

He explained that what the country was losing to oil thieves was more than the revenue accruing to the Federal Government from the oil sector.

The NSCDC boss said that the corps would continue to protect critical infrastructures and national assets as core mandate, towards development of the country.

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Pres. Buhari Appoints Abdullahi Gana as New NSCDC Commandant

President Buhari has appointed Abdullahi Gana as the new commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC. Special Adviser to Pres. Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, announced the appointment in a statement released.

Until his appointment, Mr Gana was an Assistant Commandant-General of the NSCDC. He takes over from Dr. Ade Abolurin, who has retired. Gana is an indigine of Muye in Lapai LGA of Niger State and graduated from the University of Sokoto.

Drones, Aircraft To Be Deployed For Surveilling Oil Installations- NSCDC

Dr Ade Abolurin, Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says the Corps had concluded plans to deploy about 500 drones and aircraft for proper surveillance of oil installations in the country. Abolurin disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at a meeting with senior officers of the Corps as part of efforts to strengthen its operational strategy.

He said that the move was in line with the new administration’s resolve to tackle the issue of oil theft headlong to boost the economic revenue accrued to the country. The NSCDC boss, who decried the spate of pipeline vandalism and oil theft in the country, said the corps was working round the clock to stem the tide.

He said the corps was exploring new ways to monitor and protect the pipelines, especially the use of technology and sophisticated gadgets to track down the vandals. “I can assure you that we are already exploring new approaches which will include the massive deployment of technology as opposed to the outdated conventional approach you are use to,’’ he said.

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