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Abiodun Akinsanya: Executing CG Abubakar Audi’s Security Mission in Delta State – Adagher Tersoo

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Victor- Marie Hugo, a French poet, novelist and essayist died more than two centuries ago but there still stands some immortal and memorial thoughts he blessed the world with before his demise in 1885. Hugo said that: “ There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come”. These thoughts bear striking parallelism to the fecundity of fresh ideas, vision and drives which Akinsanya Abiodun, the Delta State Commandant of NSCDC, has brought to refashion and redefine the fight against criminality in delta state.

In the past one year, by dint of hard work, courage and clear- minded focus, Akinsanya has brought to the Command, and indeed, the entire nation, what an average leader may not be able to accomplish in five years.
Whoever advised Commandant General NSCDC Ahmed Audi to post Akinsanya Abiodun as Delta state Commandant, has offered one of the most patriotic and generational services to our nation.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Delta State Command, under the leadership of Akinsanya Iskilu Abiodun has recorded tremendous achievements in disaster prevention, control and management, following his determination to sustain the partnership with relevant bodies towards enhancing crisis resolution, providing protection security to public infrastructure, lives and properties in the state.

Top on the list of achievements recorded by the Command under his watch between 1st June, 2021 and May, 2022 are the numerous arrests made by the Anti-vandal Unit, Mines and Steel Unit, Intelligence Department for Offenses of Suspected Illegal Dealings in Petroleum Products (AGO), Kerosine (DPk), Adulteration of Petroleum Products Illegal Mining, Armed Robbery, Pipeline Vandalism, Fraud, Stealing, Cultism and Defilement; Investigation and Prosecution of Arrested Suspects of Vandalization of Oil & Gas Pipeline including Illegal Dealings in Petroleum Products by the Legal Department; Staff Discipline/Capacity Building; Monitoring, Supervision, Licensing and Regulation of Private Guard Companies in Asaba and Warri Metropolis; Special Duty and Conflict Resolution.

Others are the launch of the NSCDC Delta State Command Female Armed Squad; Workshop on ‘Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps COVID-19 Response Train the Trainers and Communtiy Sensitization for South-South/South-East Region; Sensitization/Awareness Campaign/Rally on COVID-19 Omicron Virus for NSCDC Personnnel in Asaba and its Environs; Celebration of World Civil Defence Day at the Delta State Command, Asaba; Sensitization Meeting with the Owners of Filling Stations in Ughelli South LGA; Peace and Security Summit; as well as Visit to Participants of the Senior Executive Course 44 From the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State to NSCDC Delta State Command.

On the 29th of June, 2021, a robbery case was recorded in Udu LGA, where two suspects were killed by NSCDC operatives along Mofor-Aladja Express road in Udu LGA involving a keke tricycle with some women where two locally made pistols, the tricycle with number plate: BEN-EDO-302-OJ and an android phone belonging to one Esther Temisere, one School bag, one lunch pack and a school uniform were recovered.

The Command’s Anti-Vandal Team, Ughelli Outpost on the 23rd of June, 2021 arrested and paraded before the press, three suspects for illegal dealings in petroleum products and were immediately handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

One Uchenna Ozor, (M), 24 years was on the 15th of July, 2021, also arrested by personnel of the NSCDC in Onitsha, Anambra State for conniving and conspiring with one Ezenwa (M) now still under surveillance to steal a trailer truck with registration number plate; Lagos –KRD 80 XY, belonging to his employer, Mr. Okonkwo Thomas Ogechukwu in Lagos. The Command has since handed over the suspect to the Lagos State Command for further investigation and possible Prosecution.

Again, the Command’s Anti-vandal team, Agbor, arrested and paraded before the Press, two suspects who were caught with a 45,000 litres capacity truck with registration number SEY 930 XA, loaded with illegal refined AGO from Port-Harcourt enroute Lagos on the 11th of July, 2021 and handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation department for further interrogation and possible prosecution.

On the 24th of August, 2021, NSCDC Operatives deployed to the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara arrested two suspected cultist of black axe confraternity while another two suspects also were tracked and arrested by the NSCDC Divisional Officer of Ukwuani, SC Bamidele Oladipo at Faculty Bar along new Sapele/Agbor road Obiaruku, Ukwuani LGA on 3rd September, 2021 for stealing and fraud and were equally handed over to the Investigation and Intelligence Department of the NSCDC State headquarters in Asaba for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The gains of the renewed synergy between the Delta State Command of the NSCDC under Akinsanya showed up again on the 15th of October, 2021 where the Nigerian Navy, Warri arrested and handed over two suspects to the Command over dealings in locally refined petroleum products. The two suspects are, Omovie Daniel, 40yrs (m) and Oparinde Abayomi Peters, 38yrs (m), while an Exhibit, a DAF truck with registration number DUT 505 ZB loaded with sixty thousand litres of locally refined AGO stored in surface tank at a compound in Ugbokodo- Itsekiri were again handed over to the Investigation and Intelligence Department to carry out further investigation and possible prosecution.

On the 19th of October, 2021, NSCDC operatives in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State on a covert operation, apprehended and arrested two suspects at Obi-ayagha water side community for dealing in locally refined petroleum products (AGO), aiding and abetting vandalism and crude oil theft. They were found with a white truck with registration number WDL 51 XA (HOWO Model) conveying 17,000 litres of suspected locally refined petroleum product. The suspects; Nura Saidu, male, 37yrs old (Driver) and Ashiru Abubakar, male, 32yrs (motor boy) both from Kano State and the truck were both brought to the NSCDC Commands Headquarters by the Rapid Response team led by SC Alex handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The Intelligence and Investigation Department of the Command also on the 16th of October, 2021, arrested one Mr. Ezenwa Chinedu, a driver at Ogbunike building material market, Onitsha, Anambra State for conspiracy and stealing/conversion of a truck with registration number XA 629 KHE belonging to Mr. Okonkwo Thomas Okechukwu worth over 10,000,000 (Ten million naira) in December, 2020 while on the way from Lagos to Port-Harcourt. The suspect has since been under investigation and possible prosecution.

Upon Interrogation, Ezenwa’s confessions led to the arrest of another suspect who is also a driver, Uchenna Ozor, male, 24yrs, from Umulokpa, Uzo-Uwani who was also tracked and arrested by NSCDC Intelligence Officers at Ochanja market, Onitsha. He revealed that Mr. Ezenwa had collected the truck from where it was parked and absconded with it.

On the 21st of October, 2021, the NSCDC Division in Ukwuani, arrested one Mr. Onyeisue Ekene for alleged theft of an inverter battery at Obiaruku Mall. The suspect who confessed to committing the crime was equally handed over to the Police for further investigation and necessary legal actions.

The Delta State Commandant on the 22nd of October, 2021 paraded one Mr. Isaac Eripade, 43yrs old, (m) who was arrested by the Joint Task Force of the ‘Operation Delta Safe’ in Warri by the Nigerian Army before the press for allegedly vandalizing an oil well head belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company/ NECONDE Oil Company. The suspect has since been handed over to the Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

A case of suspected illegal dealings in petroleum products was also recorded on the 16th of December, 2021 where the Delta State Command arrested two suspects for suspected illegal dealings in Petroleum Products, Gasoline Automated Oil (AGO), and Kerosene in a mini bus, with registration number KPP 351 YT. The suspects; Mrs. Ojewale Blessing (f) 41yrs of Ezeukwu quarters, Ibusa town, Oshimili North LGA and Mr. Animam Henry (m), 22yrs of Umuneze quarters, Ibusa town were arrested at a checkpoint along Ogwashi-uku road, Aniocha South LGA and have also been handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution with exhibits recovered from them parked at the NSCDC Exhibit Yard.

On the 8th of January, 2022, another, suspect Chinedu Nwaedozie (m) 45yrs, from Okpanam Town, Oshimili North LGA was also arrested by NSCDC Operatives for a criminal case involving the selling and reselling of a piece of land belonging to one Mr. Nwaezeapu Martins from Ibuzo, Oshimili North LGA. The Delta State Command of the NSCDC however intervened and resolved the matter where both families were invited and the land restored back to the complainant by the seller.

Some suspected illegally adulterated petroleum products (AGO) depots along Ifiokparo, Ubeji, and Jedi junction axis in Warri South LGA of Delta State were also raided and destroyed on the 17th of January, 2022 by the Anti-vandal Unit of the Delta State Command of NSCDC. Exhibits recovered from the raid were 200 hp engine used to propelled a Cotonou wooden boat by the suspects, drums and content, and pumping machines amongst others.

The NSCDC Anti-vandal team, Sapele outpost also arrested another suspect, one Mr. Chinonye Stephen(m) 18yrs, a motor boy in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State with a truck with registration number: Rivers-Abu 224 XA conveying suspected Automated Gasoline Oil (AGO) of about forty-five thousand litres (45,000) on the 19th of January, 2022. The suspect has since been handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution while the tanker has confiscated and parked at the Command’s Exhibit Yard.

On the 22nd of January, 2022, one Mr. Harrison Ofia (m), 27yrs of Iffite-street, Awka in Anambra State was tracked and arrested by NSCDC Operatives at Shoprite in Asaba, the Delta state capital for allegedly defrauding his clients the sum of Ten Million Naira (10,000,000). The suspect has since been in custody while investigation into the case is currently ongoing by the Intelligence and Investigation Department for possible prosecution.

The NSCDC Anti-vandal team, Warri Outpost again on the 23rd of January, 2022, arrested two suspects in Warri namely; Chibuike Anene, motor boy, (m) 36yrs, residing at No.61 Eme court street, Nnewi Umudim, Anambra State and Chukwuka Edobuike, 28yrs of the same address for an alleged case of illegal dealings in petroleum products. The suspects had been handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The NSCDC Antivandal Marine team, Warri Marine Outpost on the 23rd of January, 2022, paraded four (4) suspects alleged illegal dealings in Dual Purpose kerosene (DPK) and have since been handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution while the Tactical Team of the Anti-vandal Unit on the 24th of January, 2022, arrested a 40ft container body truck conveying polythene in sacks of 25litres capacity each, suspected to be adulterated Gasoline oil locally called diesel.

On the 10th of February, 2022, the NSCDC Mines and Steel Unit in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel, Asaba embarked on a joint operation in Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA where two suspects were arrested, namely; Mr. Joseph Rukevwe (m) 36yrs of No. 3 Oguma street, Osubi town and Mr. Lucky Odjedi,(m) 46yrs,of Adah Brass, Okpe town for illegal mining and excavation of sand without approved license permit from the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel. They were brought to the State Headquarters in Asaba for interrogation. Following a request from the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel that the suspects had agreed to renew their licenses, the suspects were subsequently released from custody.

The Command’s Anti-vandal team at Agbor on the 12th of February, 2022, rescued a lady by name, Miss Blessing Francis, 22, from the hands of suspected kidnappers along Uteremu in Ika North-East LGA, Ekuku-Agbor. The lady was said to have arrived Agbor from Aba in Abia State on the above date and boarded a Sienna bus beside Agbor park headed to Obiaruku in Ukwuani LGA. While on the journey, the suspects were said to have diverted the bus and drove them through a bushy part in Uteremu. The Anti-vandal operatives of the Delta State Command of the NSCDC who were on their duty post had noticed the unusual movement and decided to trail them and upon realizing that they were being trailed, the suspects dropped two of the victims and took six away. One of the victims, a female was rescued by the operatives while the other escaped into the bush for safety.

The same Anti-Vandal Unit in Agbor again on the 22nd of February, 2022, arrested three suspects for suspected illegal dealings in Petroleum Product, Kerosine (DPK) loaded in sacks and conveyed in a Tipper with registration number: BEN 311 ZU, MANDIZEL. While the truck has been parked at the NSCDC Exhibit yard, the case is with the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

On the 23rd of February 2022, the 181 Amphibious Battalion of Operation Delta Safe of the Nigeria Army, Agbarha-otor, Ughelli, Delta State handed over 10 suspected pipeline vandals who were arrested by own troops at Evurode community, Arhavwarien Kingdom in Ughelli South local government to the NSCDC, Delta State Command where items recovered from the suspects include two trucks, with registration number Lagos SMK 195XP, Lagos XM 761 LSD loaded with moribund pipes belonging to erstwhile Shell Petroleum Development Company and a Toyota Camry with registration number: KWC 53 HH. The suspects have since been handed over to the Intelligent and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The NSCDC Anti-Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration Unit of the Command on the 23rd of February, 2022, received a complaint from one Miss Ogbobe Nkemdilim, (f), 17, who is a student of Zappa Basic Secondary School, Asaba against one Mr. Richard Ohiomu, 35 who conspired with his wife, Mrs. Patience Ohiomu, 43 to defiled and impregnate her with threats that the victim should deny that she was never molested by Mr. Richard and went ahead to abort the baby. The case has been transferred to the Intelligence and Investigation Unit for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The Command’s Anti-vandal team at Patani again on the 25th of February, 2022, arrested two persons, namely, Josiah Peter (m), 41, of Ogute community and Benson Godday (m), 29 of Ogute community both of Okpella East LGA in Edo State for suspected illegal dealings in petroleum product. The truck with registration number; 9KJ 643XN which was filled with suspected adulterated petroleum product has since been parked at the Command’s Exhibit Yard, while the suspects have been handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further interrogation and possible prosecution.

On the 25th of February, 2022, three suspect namely; Friday Okonkwo(m) 29; Ekene Okafor (m) 25; and Udekwe Ofodile (m), 47, all of Ugbolu community, in Oshimili North LGA were arrested by a combined team of NSCDC Mines and Steel Unit in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel, Asaba Branch for an offence of illegal mining and operating without license in Ugbolu, Oshimili North LGA. They were handed over and detained at the Station Office. Following a request from the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel, the suspects were later released after obtaining the necessary licenses from the office.

On the 4th of March, 2022, NSCDC operatives again arrested one Oyibo Ochuko Mercy (f), 27, behind Ebrumede Police Station, Effurun, Warri for allegedly defrauding her client through her POS business. The Suspect has since been handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

Akinsanya again on the 12th of March, 2022, paraded 19 suspects before the Press, 2 tankers and seven trucks arrested for various crimes in Delta State. Two of the suspects, Odiaka Divine (m) 22 and Monday Bakwana (m) 28 were arrested by the tactical squad of the Anti-vandal unit in Patani LGA on the 9th of March, 2022 while conveying petroleum products suspected to be illegally refined DPK (Dual Purpose Kerosine) in polythene sacks inside a Mercedes 817 mini truck.

Also paraded were 17 suspects, 2 tankers, and 6 trucks loaded with illegally refined petroleum product suspected to be AGO (Diesel) that was arrested in Ozoro, the headquarters of Isoko North LGA by the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad in less than 48hrs on arrival and operations in the State. The suspects will be charged to court for possible prosecution upon conclusion of investigation.

On the 13th of March, 2022, the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad from Abuja in a joint operation, arrested two suspects, namely; Hassan Mohammed (m) 40, and Useni Yakubu (m) 23 of No.113 Madam Mercy Road, Abuja for suspected illegal dealings in petroleum product. The truck with registration number ENU 731 XY, Enugu which conveyed the adulterated products has since been parked at the NSCDC Exhibit Yard, while the suspects were handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation.

The CG’s Special Squad also arrested two (2) suspects; Nelson Chibuzor (m), 32, of No. 32 Igbodo-street, Ikeja, Lagos State and Ikechukwu Augustine (m) 42, of No. 5 Ogbunike street, Ogbunike town, Anambra State for illegal dealings in petroleum product (AGO). The truck with registration number KPP 281 XY containing the illegal product is also parked at the NSCDC Exhibit Yard while the suspects are undergoing investigation at the Intelligence and Investigation Department.

On the 17th of March, 2022, the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad in collaboration with the NSCDC Anti-vandal team, arrested nine (9) suspects for alleged illegal dealings in same petroleum product (AGO) at Ughelli. The following trucks with registration numbers: YLA 810 XM Adamawa and AKK 144 XA are currently parked at the NSCDC Exhibit Yard while the suspects have been handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

Again on the 30th of March, 2022, the NSCDC Anti-vandal team in Asaba, arrested two suspects: Christian Onwudinjo (m), 45 and Chibuike Odezuru (m), 50 of No. 13, Alor Street, Nkpor, Onitsha, Anambra State for alleged illegal dealings in petroleum product (AGO). The suspects were arrested while conveying the product and handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution while the truck with registration number: UMZ 51 ZC (DAF) is parked at the Exhibit yard.

On the 30th of March, 2022, the NSCDC Anti-vandal team at the Koko axis, arrested two suspects; Kabiru Yusuf (m), 28 and Mohammed Musa (m), 23 at Kaduna Ifekpe community, Dekina LGA, Kogi State in a black Toyota Avensis car number plate: GRA-852 KH. The car has since been parked at the Exibit yard of the Command while the case is referred to the Investigation and Intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

On the 7th of April, 2022, the NSCDC Anti-vandal Team at Patani axis, again arrested one motor boy by name Mubarack Bala (m) 20 from Atagarawa LGA of Katsina State for an offence of suspected illegal dealing in petroleum product. The truck driver is still at large, while the truck with registration number KAT-164 X and its content of about 40,000 litres of AGO were parked at the Exhibit Yard.

The NSCDC Anti-vandal team at Sapele axis on the 20th of April, 2022, arrested some suspects for dealing with vandalization sleepers materials. They were conveying the materials from Sapele to Ilorin, Kwara State, to a ‘Kum’ industry while they were arrested alongside with two trucks with registration numbers; FKJ 846 XZ and AGL 588 XX respectively. The trucks are equally parked at the Exibit Yard while suspects are undergoing further investigation in the intelligence and investigation department for possible prosecution.

On the 22nd of April, 2022, the NSCDC Mines and Steel Unit, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel in Asaba, arrested three (3) suspects; Mr. Edesin Adigbesa (m), 20; Apini Moses (m), 20, and Benard Efechukwu (m) 19 all of No. 121 Ovwian road, Udu LGA for illegal mining. They were arrested in Ovwian, Udu LGA while engaging in illegal mining and brought to the State headquarters of the Command in Asaba for further interrogation.

A fake army corporal, Okeleke Emmanuel, who has been on the wanted list of the Nigerian Army was also arrested inside Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH) Oghara, Ethiope West LGA on the 20th of May, 2022 by a combined team of the Nigerian Army and armed NSCDC personnel. He has since been taken to Koko Army Barracks for further interrogation.

On the 12th of May 2022, the Anti-vandal unit of the Command at Kwale axis, arrested one Mr. John Osageh (motor boy) and his boss for alleged illegal dealings in petroleum product and battery. The motor boy was said to have ran to NSCDC officials for rescue after he was injured and severely beaten by his boss who is at large for demanding for his remuneration from his boss.

At the Koko, Outpost, NSCDC Anti-vandal operatives on the 18th of May, 2022, arrested one suspect by name Mr. Unity Edomi, (m), 35, of No. 20 Ibori road, Oghara-Efe, Ethiope West LGA for alleged illegal dealings in petroleum product. The suspect was handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further interrogation and possible prosecution, while the vehicle and its content with registration number plate BB 444 LND, Lagos (Toyota Sequola) has been parked at the Exhibit yard.
On the 20th of May, 2022, the NSCDC Anti-vandal unit at Okpe arrested two (2) suspects; John Orogba, (m), 35 of Okanji street, Ororeokpe, Okpe LGA and Tega Emakpor (m), 32, of No.6, Udu street for an offence of suspected illegal dealing in petroleum product (DPK), kerosene. The suspects were conveying kerosene (DPK) in a sack inside their two Toyota Camry saloon cars in Okpe town weighing about two drums of kerosene product. The two vehicles with registration number; No. UGH 421 Kz and LSD 607 FL and their content have been parked at the Exhibit yard, while the suspects are handed over to the intelligence and investigation department for further investigation and possible prosecution

The Intelligence and Investigation Department in collaboration with the Legal Unit carried out investigation and prosecution of arrested suspects of oil and gas pipeline, including illegal dealings in petroleum products. On the 28th of January, 2021, the NSCDC Delta State Command secured a conviction at the Federal High Court, Warri. The suspect, one Innocent Nwokeoma, 26 was arrested by NSCDC operatives at MTN Office on the 18th of August, 2020 for posing as an MTN logistic officer from Lagos. He was handed over to the Intelligence and Investigation Department for further interrogation and possible prosecution. The suspect was sentenced to 6months imprisonment, which will run concurrently.
On Staff Discipline/Capacity Building, the State Commandant re-activated the Provost and Servicom units to checkmate staff indiscipline, truancy, lateness, and other forms of misconduct and since then the level of compliance is high; in-house training for personnel was introduced were various Heads of Departments and Units deliver lectures every Monday to all officers of the Command while several other officers attended trainings in Port harcourt, Rivers State and Abuja on ‘Peace and Conflict Resolution on Inter-agency Collaboration and Cooperation; and Conduct of Psychological Evaluation Examination for armed Personnel in the Command in order enhance professionalism in bearing fire arms.

On assumption of office, the State Commandant, re-organized the PGC Department to ensure good synergy between the organization and her clients (company’s) where monitoring, licensing, regulation and supervision were carried out both in Asaba and Warri metropolis during the period under review with some unlicensed companies sealed while others renewed their licenses. They have also assisted in giving credible security information to the corps.
The NSCDC operatives also performed excellently well in the area of special duties as well as conflict resolution during the period under review.

In line with the Commandant General’s directive that all State Commands should inaugurate female armed squads to assist in fighting crime and criminalities, the Delta State Command of the NSCDC launched the squad with 50 female officers on the 30th of July, 2021 with several government functionaries in attendance including the Executive Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, was ably represented by the Director General of Security Matters, Hon. David Tonwe; Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Political and Security Studies, Delta State, Mr. Theophilus Chucks Aguonye; representative of the 63 Brigade Commander of the Nigeria Army, Asaba, Lt. Col. I.R, Adom, Garrison Commander, 63 Brigade; State Comptroller of Nigeria Correctional Services, Mr. F. E Ovie; State Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. E.Onobo; Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission who was represented by Deputy Corps Commandant, Mrs. Vivian Chidi. O as well as State Director of Department for State Services, Mr. Ademola Adebiyi, fsi, mni.

On the 1st of December, 2021, the Command organized a workshop on ‘NSCDC COVID-19 Response Train the Trainers and Community Sensitization for South/South and South/East Regions’ where highlights were the advisory on COVID-19 prevention and roll out of COVID-19 mass vaccination and decontamination of sites.

Consequently, in a bid to bridge the gap and live up to expectation in line with its mandate of saving lives by joining governments at all level to fight the pandemic in Nigeria, Delta State Command also on the 3rd of December, 2021 carried out a sensitization/awareness campaign/rally on preventive measures against COVID-19 Omicron virus to various parts of Asaba like Ogbeogonogo market, Nnebisi major road. NSCDC leaflets, face mask, sanitizers, were freely distributed during the enlightenment campaign traders and other members of the public.

The Command on the 1st of March, 2022 also celebrated the World Civil Defence Day with the theme; “Civil Defence and Management of Displaced Populations in the Face of Disaster and Crises: Role of Volunteers and the Fight Against Pandemics”.

Within this period under review, the Command also embarked on sensitization with owners of filling stations in the state where crucial issues were discussed with the NSCDC Act was distributed to them, followed by sensitizing them on NSCDC Core mandate; how to avoid hoarding and adulteration of petroleum products as it constitute economic sabotage and the need to share intelligence information with operatives.

A Peace and Security Summit was also organized by the Command on the 10th of April, 2022 in collaboration with Global Awareness Against Violence & Abuse Foundation (GAAV), Sceptre Leadership International and the Delta State Government on the theme: “Effective Leadership & Global Awareness Against Violence: Solution for a Peaceful and Abuse-free society.’

It was in recognition of the efforts of the NSCDC Delta State Command towards addressing security challenges and strengthening local governance in the State that participants of the Senior Executive Course 44 from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State led by Prof. O.J. Para-Mallam, mni, Director of Studies at the Institute visited the Command Headquarters in Asaba on the 20th of May, 2022 for a Local Study Tour with the theme; “Strengthening Local Governance in Nigeria; Changes, Options and Opportunities”.

Adagher Tersoo
A Public Affairs Analyst Write from Abuja.

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