Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Anambra State have arrested eight illegal private guards in a recent crackdown on unlicensed private security guards in Awka, the state capital.
State Commandant, Maku Olatunde who disclosed this to newsmen, said four pump action guns with 16 live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

Parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters on Friday, Maku said they were apprehended following a raid on Thursday by NSCDC operatives in Awka.

He noted that NSCDC, as the regulatory body of the Private Security Guards, remained committed to checkmating their activities especially in the light of the current security challenges.

According to him: “We are here in continuation of the execution of the NSCDC mandate, and we have not left any stone unturned in discharging our responsibilities.

“The charge given to me by Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is to go and deliver on the core mandate of Corps in Anambra State.

“The arrests were made in response to intelligence reports and the need to sanitize the security industry allowing only licensed and reputable private security companies to operate in the state,” he said.

Maku named the first three suspects, staff of RSS, arrested at Kwata Junction Awka, while a member of G7 AVG security outfit was arrested at G7 plaza St Joseph Road Awka.

April 26, 2024

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