Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has announced the dissolution of its Anti-vandal units nationwide.
The NSCDC Stated that the dissolution nationwide is to ensure the actualisation of its mandate of protecting Critical National Assets and Infrastructure as well as confronting the menace of oil theft in the country.
Announcing the dissolution at the Corps National Headquarters in Abuja, Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, revealed that, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aragbesola, approved the measure to reposition the Corps for better service delivery.
He also directed that all illegal roadblocks mounted by the Anti vandal unit across the nation be dismantled with immediate effect.
“In view of the recent developments in some states and the unsatisfactory performance of the unit in the past few months, there is need to sanitise and bring fresh zeal to the operations of the unit.
“The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the dissolution of the unit nationwide and the dismantling of all unapproved road-blocks mounted by NSCDC personnel across the country with immediate effect.
“The Minister has also directed the immediate reconstitution of the Antivandal unit nationwide and we are going to do that without delay”, the CG explained.
He decried the insinuations in some quarters that security agencies are accomplices in oil theft, warning that NSCDC will not hesitate in using its internal disciplinary mechanisms to sanction any personnel found sabotaging government’s efforts.
“The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence will not condone unethical practices, misconduct or misbehaviour”, Audi strongly warned.
“The Federal government’s support to the Corps demonstrate the seriousness government attached to addressing the issue of oil theft and the Corps is going live up to expectation without compromising standards”, Commandant General assured.