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NSCDC Arrests 8 Suspected Boko Haram Kingpins And Over 100 Vandals

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said that it apprehended 8 Boko Haram kingpins who fled Borno.

The Public Relations Officer, of NSCDC Emmanuel Okeh, also added that the Corps had also arrested and presently prosecuting over 100 suspected vandals of critical infrastructure within the same period.

Okeh said the Commandant-General of the corps, Abdullahi Gana, disclosed this when he received participants of course 40/2018 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, at the corps’ headquarters in Abuja.

Okeh said the Commandant-General of the corps,  Abdullahi Gana, disclosed this when he received participants of course 40/2018 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, at the corps’ headquarters in Abuja.

He adviced the corps against rivalry with sister agency as the achievement recorded was as a result of the collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force.

“Rather, the Corps cherishes and always works in synergy with other agencies in combating crimes in the country.

“This synergy has worked out positively in the North-East where the corps’ personnel arrested Boko Haram members and handed them over to the Army.

“In states like Taraba, Plateau and Jigawa, armed robbers and rapists were arrested recently, and were handed over to the Police,” he said.

According to NAN, AVM Okpala told the NSCDC boss that the visit was to find out the corps’ position on the ongoing research directed by President Buhari on the need to strengthen the nation’s internal security framework and community policing.

“The institute was mandated to carry out the research in order to come up with strategy to tackle burning issues through interaction with stakeholders with a view to reporting back to the President accordingly,” he said.

Okpala congratulated the corps for their achievement and also appreciated the commandant-general for enlightening the delegate on the corps’ operations and achievements.

 

Source: Naija News

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