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NSCDC speaks on farmers-herdsmen clash in Abia

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The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps (NSCDC) in the state of Abia on Wednesday insisted that the state has registered a significant decrease in the rate of clashes between farmers and shepherds since the inauguration of the Agro-Rangers Unit of the command in September.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The team’s state commander, Mr. Nnamdi Nwannukwu, said this while informing reporters in Umuahia about the achievements of the command since he took office in October last year.

Nwannukwu also said the command had achieved a drastic reduction in fuel supply, vandalism of oil pipelines, critical national assets and illegal treatment of petroleum products through the proactive and efficient performance of the Anti-Unity Unit. Vandalism

He also expressed his happiness that the Peace and Conflict Unit “has resolved a large number of cases that could have resulted in court cases or people who take the law into their hands.”

He also said that the Disaster Unit had been proactive in responding to disaster challenges, such as fire outbreaks, domestic and road accidents, among others.

The commander also said that the Child Trafficking Unit had successfully reduced the threat and domestic violence in collaboration with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.

In addition, he spoke about the command’s workforce development initiative, saying that at least 200 of his men had been trained in Basic Weapons and Weapons Management through “a national historical approach and efficient collaboration with the Nigerian Army “.

Nwannukwu said the command also hired renowned training consultants to train its officers and men on fire prevention and control; disaster management; early signs and prevention, as well as efficient and effective surveillance and intelligence gathering activities.

He also said that, as part of efforts to control unrestrained cases of accidental discharge and murder of other officers and civilians, the command hired army training officers, police and other sister security agencies to build more confidence in the operations of the body.

He said: “This positive collaboration with other sister security agencies has helped improve the performance index of our Intelligence and Investigations Department.

“Most of the intelligence and surveillance reports of our men have been used by sister security agencies to solve cases of kidnapping and high-profile banditry, among other violent crimes.”

Nwannukwu said his experience as a lawyer helped the command secure 19 sentences from 24 prosecutions in the past year.
He said the remaining five were still pending in court.

He expressed joy because his efforts to revive the Cooperative and Cooperative Credit Society of Commando Limited, allegedly plagued by a litany of administrative, financial and other problems, were beginning to produce results.

He said that bold and commendable measures had been taken to recover the taxpayers’ money, allegedly hidden in private accounts, as well as recover and deliver to the members, the parcels paid since 2013.

He said efforts were also being made to pay retirees and relatives of deceased officers the money they contributed while on duty.

Meanwhile, the command, which had operated in a rented apartment since its inception in 2004, moved to its permanent site on Aba Road, after the completion of the “take-off structures,” including a two-story building and a building block. commander offices.

Nwannukwu, who is the ninth state commander, recalled the ugly experience the command faced when operating in a rented apartment.

According to him, the situation exposed the command to security and administrative challenges, “especially in the areas of the arsenal and the unfavorable working environment of the command.”

He said his administration decided to explore all the legitimate options available in the last year to change the narrative giving the permanent site the desired attention.

“To the glory of God, these efforts have resulted in the timely completion of a one-story building on the site, which has accommodated many sensitive departments and units,” he said.

The commander listed some of his challenges and appealed to stakeholders and the government at all levels to help command with operational vehicles, modern security devices and the construction of more office blocks to improve his ability to fulfill his mandate.