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NSCDC apprehends 70 suspected armed robbers, pipeline vandals in 11 months

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Between January and December 2021, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, said it arrested about 70 suspected armed robbers, pipeline and electric cable vandals.

Adaralewa Michael, the state Commandant, made the announcement in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Oluwole Olusegun, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ibadan.

While addressing Heads of Department and Units on the command’s accomplishments in the year 2021, Michael stated that others arrested included suspects involved in illegal mining, forgery, stealing, assault, and threat to life.

According to him, the command’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection unit handled 414 cases involving child trafficking, rape, defilement, domestic violence, and forcible marriage, among other things.

According to the Commandant, the command obtained six judgments out of the numerous cases heard in court during the fiscal year under review.

NSCDC, Oyo State Commandant Adaralewa Michael

Michael stated that the command’s Peace and Conflict Resolution Unit logged 340 instances, settled 290, and moved one, with 49 cases still ongoing.

However according Michael, the unit was able to settle 35 cases ranging from violation of contract to breach of agreement, while N1,258,000 was collected and given to the owner.

“The Command’s Anti-Fraud Unit has used the Office perfectly to assist citizens in the state who have brought various cases to it.”

“The unit handled 120 cases totaling N56,353,700 and was able to return N36,378,000 to the owners,” he said.

According to the commandant, the command’s Disaster Management Unit has also achieved a great deal through quick response to disaster issues and public awareness.

Michael congratulated all heads of departments and units, as well as men and officers of the command, on the accomplishments made thus far during the review period.

The commandant urged them not to give up until the state is fully secured for all and sundry so that citizens can enjoy a peaceful environment before, during, and after the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. (NAN)

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