Civil defence corps to intensify anti-crime fight in Yobe
The Yobe Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it would intensify intelligence, surveillance and protection to promote peace and security in the state this year.
The commandant, Dr. Muhammad Fari, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Damaturu that the presence of NSCDC personnel in the state’s 17 local councils would scale up intelligence gathering and surveillance on the movement of persons to curb criminal activities in the state
He said the command would improve on proactive measures to check crime.
Fari assured the citizens that the corps was determined to protect women, girls and minors against abuses and molestation.
“We recorded a high rate of rape and abuses in 2016. The command will work tirelessly to check the menace and protect children and other vulnerable groups.
“The command has recorded numerous cases of rape, including defilement of a six-month-old girl and other minors which we are prepared to tackle with a new approach this year,” he said.
The commandant appealed to the people to always furnish the corps with useful information to enable it to effectively fight crime in the state, saying, “the fight against crime is a collective responsibility.”