Viral Video: NSCDC Dissociates Itself from Suspect

By Time Nigeria

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has dissociated itself from the video already gone viral on social media space relating to
one Abdullah Saidu, who claimed he was a Civil Defence personnel arrested in connection with a group of armed bandits terrorizing some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi state.

In a statement signed by the Corps Public Relation officer, DCC Olusola Odumosu stated that, “The attention of the Corps has been drawn to It is pertinent to point out that the Nigera Security and Civil Defence Corps is a Federal security agency saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property amongst others, hence, would not in any way condone any saboteur of National Security or sponsors of criminalities.

The statement further reads: “Based on the aforementioned, the Corps wishes to notify the public that the purported video where the alleged suspect openly confessed to the crime is not enough to give credence to or affirm his membership of the Corps as experience has shown that criminals are fond of impersonating security operatives in order to divert attention, subvert investigation or get away with the crime.

It however maintained that, “Due to the high premium placed on integrity, discipline and professionalism by management of the Corps, an intelligence-based team has been set up to carry out thorough investigation on the matter and check available records to confirm the authenticity of his claim. Thereafter, the general public shall be adequately briefed on subsequent findings

“We wish to reiterate that the Corps will continue to discharge its statutory mandates
without compromise but with humility and integrity, while also synergizing with other sister agencies in combating all forms of criminalities in the Nation.” It concludes.

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