NSCDC To Clamp Down On Illegal Private Security Outfits In Anambra

By Adadareporters

Unregistered security companies in Anambra State will be clamped down, the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps said Tuesday.

The state commandant of the corps, Mr Isidore Chukwudi Chikere, said the clampdown was in line with the NSCDC Act which empowers the corps to regulate, monitor and supervise the operation of private guard companies.

Mr Isidore made this known during his meeting with members of the Association of Licenced Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN) in Awka.

He condemned the act of both private and public institutions patronizing unregistered guards, saying they ‘constitute security threat to citizens’.

The state commandant charged members of the association to furnish his office with timely and credible intelligence reports to enhance security in the state.

He promised to work with the association to achieve its set objectives.

The head of Private Guard Company Department, DCC Francis Obinna Nnadi, said that the meeting discussed solutions to the association’s challenges.

He tasked them to work in line with the corps’ mandate as ‘they are the ones that render the most relevant grassroots security with better crime modalities’.

The chairman of the association, Dr Okon Antai, enumerated some of the challenges facing their operations in the state.

In his words, “Members of the vigilante services have taken over the job of private security guards.

“Vigilantes should be people who do community policing in rural locations, but today they can be found almost everywhere acting as private security men.”

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