The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi has promised to further enhance the working relationship of the NSCDC and other security agencies in order to rid Niger State of all the criminal elements that have been terrorising the State lately.

According to a release signed by the NSCDC director of Public Relations Babawale  Afolabi, the Commandant General made the pledge on Tuesday during his working visit to the Niger State Governor Umar Muhammed Bago adding that the Corps will strengthen their working synergy with sister agencies in the State.


He said: “We came around to see for ourselves, a kind of on-the-spot assessment, of the security situation in Niger State and to familiarize ourselves with you. We hope to work on our synergy with other security agencies in the state and create a better security atmosphere for the people of Niger State.”


Governor Bago appreciated the timely visit of the NSCDC  boss but lamented the nefarious activities of bandits, cattle rustlers, and illegal miners among other criminalities in the State. He added that the farmers were worst hit as many have abandoned the farmlands due to fear of being attacked.


His words: “Niger State is being referred to as food basket of the country largely due to our largest land mass in the country-about 76.36km2-which is also suitable for agriculture and being made use by the government and large percentage of the people. But  the growing security concern meant that our people are constantly at the mercy of bandits and other criminal



The governor who also decried nefarious activities of the illegal miners in the State promised to continue to work on how to better equip the security agencies in the State by donating more vehicles and housing units.


The NSCDC boss who also seized the occasion to appreciate the governor’s kind gesture who recently donated Hilux patrol vans and other security gadgets to the security agencies in the State however implored the governor to create more office structures for the NSCDC across all 26 local governments in the State.


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