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NSCDC Arrests 28 Suspected Criminals



Civil Defence orders massive deployment to tackle bandits

Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), the Edo state command have apprehended 28 for various crimes in the state between July and September.

Naija News understands that the Commandant of the Corps in the state, Mr. Makinde Ayinla made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Benin, the Edo state capital on Friday.

He said the suspects were apprehended by the various specialised units and departments of the corps in the command.

According to him, the Intelligence and Investigation Department of the command within the period under review apprehended 11 suspects for alleged cultism, vandalism, fraud and extortion of money, trespass into government property, theft and sale of PHCN meters as well as an illegal roadblock.

The commandant said the department also recovered three vehicles in connection with the crimes. He disclosed that the Anti Trafficking and illegal Migration Unit arrested six suspects for suspected human trafficking, child abduction, child labour, and rape.

The commandant further disclosed that the Anti Fraud Unit within the period handled 10 cases with about N200, 000 recovered. Ayinla said that the unit also rescued two missing children.

He explained that the Peace and Conflict Resolution Unit also handled 10 cases, adding that five of the cases had been resolved, while two were yet to be resolved and three transferred.

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