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Ex-NSCDC commandant urges security agencies to beam searchlight on remote communities in Ogun

The ex-NSCDC boss noted that crime had continued to thrive in the remote communities due to neglect and inadequate security operations in such areas.

• April 20, 2024
ARMED POLICE AND NSCDC OPERATIVES
ARMED POLICE AND NSCDC OPERATIVES

A former commandant of the Lagos State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Paul Ayeni, on Saturday, advised security agencies in Ogun to increase operations in remote communities to check the crime rate.

Mr Ayeni, in an interview with journalists in Abeokuta on Saturday, expressed concern over the rising cases of kidnapping, defilements, robberies and other crimes as recently reported from the remote communities.

”I urge security agencies not to concentrate their operations only in the major cities. There is the need for deployment of competent officers to the remote areas for sustainable peace in the state,” Mr Ayeni said.

He noted that crime had continued to thrive in the remote communities due to neglect and inadequate security operations in such areas.

Mr Ayeni, therefore, called for the deployment of additional and competent security officials in the communities.

The retired NSCDC commandant commended the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, for donating 25 patrol vans to the Ogun Police Command.

He, however, advised that the vans should be deployed to strengthen security operations in the remote communities.

Mr Ayeni also stressed the need for effective collaboration with security agencies of neighbouring states to prevent criminals from infiltrating such states.

He added, “Such measure will enhance intelligence-gathering and the quick response necessary for foiling criminal activities and arresting hoodlums.”

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