NSCDC FCT COMMANDANT Blows Hot, Says Tough Times Awaits Vandals *Organizes 3-day capacity training for officers
The Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), FCT Command, Commandant Olusola Odumosu says that officers and men of the Command are dedicated to actively confront and combat vandals in the FCT. He said this while flagging-off a three day capacity building workshop for 280 personnel on arms bearing to foster service delivery, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report.
At the opening of the workshop, CC Olusola Odumosu said that officers and men of the Command are ready to take the fight against criminals to their doorstep as he charged personnel to be firm when dealing with vandals and miscreants. “While being civil in your approach, duty and operations, I also encourage you to be firm on criminals because FCT is not the place for them.”
“At the end of the training we are going to strategise in such a way that residents of the FCT will know about the existence of NSCDC FCT command. Because we are going to take the fight to the door steps of all criminals, scavengers, vandals and all who make life unbearable for residents,” NAOSNP gathered from the NSCDC FCT helmsman.
“The training couldn’t have come at a better time than this in view of the various security challenges we are experiencing in the Territory. I find it necessary to organize this training and retraining programme such that it would refresh our skills and ability to deliver on the mandate given to us,” he said.
While reiterating the NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr. Ahmed Audi’s commitment to ensure better service delivery through training and re-training of personnel, NAOSNP can report that CC Olusola Odumosu warned against accidental discharge, adding that bearing arms does not give any personnel the right to humiliate or harass any member of the public. “I will not condone any form of accidental discharge from anyone so anyone who is trigger happy should have a rethink because this is not the place to be. You must observe the rules of engagement anytime you are on duty and obey the words of command, the use of discretion when necessary is allowed but not at the detriment of the people you are meant to protect.”
He recalled that the Command had carried out various security patrols which had resulted in the arrest of no fewer than 85 scavengers, miscreants and criminals who hide under the pretense of being destitute to carry out nefarious activities. He further said that after the training, trained officers and men will be deployed to strategic areas to carry out some strategic security assignments.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the NAOSNP by the FCT Command’s PRO, ASCI Comfort Okoromanyi indicated that the personnel attending the workshop were drawn from area commands, divisional offices, departments and units of the Command.