NSCDC Uncovers 9 Routes In Use By lllegal Aliens, Others To Enter Nigeria - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, December 9, 2020

NSCDC Uncovers 9 Routes In Use By lllegal Aliens, Others To Enter Nigeria

 •Abdullahi Gana, Commandant General, NSCDC

-The Daily Crucible

Ogun state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has uncovered nine illegal routes in Akere village in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state  being used by people to illegally enter or
leave Nigeria through Republic of Benin.

The illegal routes were created by criminally minded elements during the EndSARS protests that shook the nation in October but was discovered recently by the marine unit of the NSCDC.

The State Commandant of the Corps, Hammed Abodurin disclosed this on Tuesday 
during the inauguration of an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Forensic Laboratory Centre at Owu Dekudu Village in Kobape area of Abeokuta, the state capital.

Abodurin said that the Command has activated its marine unit with its patrol boat brought back to life to enhance the operations of the Corps and prevent criminal activities along the coaster areas of Ogun State, adding that the ICT Centre will assist in combating cyber crimes, espionage,  pipe line vandalization, terrorism as well as  maintain peace and order.

Officers and men of the Corps will be trained at the facility in cyber security, digital intelligence and surveillance among others to  detect crime scenes across the state and assist sister agencies with ICT technology they may need to unravel crimes and free victims.

According to him, the ICT Forensic Laboratory formed part of the efforts towards enhancing the preparedness of NSCDC to meet her core mandate  of maintaining  peace and order. 

The Commandant said 80 per cent of cyber crimes is committed on phones, hence the need to also deploy both ICT knowledge and tools to tackle the menace.

Aside the inauguration of the ICT centre, no fewer than 209 newly promoted personnel of the Corps were also decorated in  their new ranks at the event  that had in attendance, Commandant of the 35 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Alamala, Abeokuta, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, his counterparts from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) among others.
                 •Some of the newly promoted                                   personnel yesterday.

 Abodurin, commended the newly decorated officers and reminded them that their elevation is a call to greater service, stressing "to whom much is given, much is expected."

In his address, the state governor, Dapo Abiodun charged the leadership of NSCDC to extend the gesture to other sister security agencies within the arm forces in order to make the larger Nigerian society safer for all.

Abiodun who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, said no society could develop today without enhancing the ICT of such a state.

"It is already acknowledge all over the world that no state can progress without enhancing . The Civil Defence has taken a very giant and bold step to ensure that not only are we going to be physical available but we are also  going to avail ourselves with data and the only way to do that is to raise the capacity of the people who will interact with this date".

"So, I am expecting that when this centre is fully operational NSCDC will also extend this good gesture to other sister security agencies in the arm forces and outside of their immediate catchment areas to enhance and uplift the level of ICT awareness of our people."

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