Civil Defence Corps’ Commandant General orders massive deployment in Katsina state


THE Commandant General Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has directed the Commandant, Katsina State Command of the Corps to liaise with the military, police and other security agencies in the state and deploy additional personnel to the affected areas of the state.

The directive followed the disturbing trend of armed banditry and cattle rustling in some parts of Katsina State.

A statement by Emmanuel Okeh, the CDPRO, on Wednesday noted that this is in addition to the already deployed personnel for this purpose as well as those already deployed for operation ‘Sharan Daji’ in the state.

He said that the Commandant General gave the directives at the National Headquarters of the Corps where he summoned the Katsina State Commandant to brief the management on the security situation in the state.

According to the statement, the Commandant General stated that he was aware that the core mandate of the Corps’ included, but not limited to the protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure; Registration, Licensing, Monitoring and Supervision of Private Guard Companies
iii. Disaster Management, etc.

It added that the Commandant General, however, noted that in times like this, the need to synergize with other security agencies to make sure there is peace in the country, cannot be overemphasized.

He promised to send additional equipment and logistics to the Katsina State Command to boost its operations and called for calm and advised members of the public to be law abiding and report any suspicious movement to security agencies.

– June 12, 2019 @ 12:15 GMT |

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