Abdullahi Gana. NSCDC Boss
By Harrison Arubu
The FCT Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it secured 29 convictions out of 71 court cases instituted by it in 2016.
The Commandant, Mr Patrick Ukpan, made this known when he reviewed the activities of the command in 2016 on Thursday.
Ukpan said 354 cases were investigate by the Corps in the year under review, out of which 198 were resolved through alternative dispute resolution.
According to him, investigation into 85 cases which fall under the purview of the Corps is still ongoing in different parts of the FCT.
Ukpan said that the command recorded a lot of successes in 2016 as evident in the relative peace experienced by the nation’s seat of power.
This, according to him, is made possible by the dedication of personnel of the Corps, cooperation of sister agencies and support of members of the public.
He said, “The fact that the FCT Command, in the past year, has grown in leaps and bounds does not mean there were no challenges.
“There were logistics challenges like inadequate patrol vehicles as well as viable and credible information from the public”.
Ukpan lauded the police, army, Department of State Services and other sister agencies for their collaborative efforts, urging sustenance of the tempo in 2017.
He promised all residents of the FCT that the NSCDC would intensify efforts at protecting their lives and property, especially with the recent retraining of its personnel in counter-terrorism tactics, intelligence gathering and arms handling.
The commandant urged members of the public to call these numbers in the event of emergencies, 08054747755 and 092920925.