Army and NSCDC Plan for Increased Security in Anambra

Apr 30, 2024 | Security | 0 comments

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Anambra State recently met with the Nigerian Army to enhance security strategies in the region.

This collaborative effort comes amidst concerning reports of cult-related violence in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, and incidents of kidnapping attributed to herdsmen along various roads in Du­nukofia Local Government Area, which falls within the state’s capital territory.

Mr. Ok­adigbo Edwin, the Public Relations Officer of NSC­DC in Anambra State, disclosed this partnership in a press statement issued in Awka.

According to Okadigbo, the decision to collaborate was reached during a courtesy visit by the state commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Olatunde Maku, to Colonel M. B. Abubakar, the Commander of 302 Artillery Regiment of the Nigerian Army in Onitsha, Anambra State.

During the meeting, Maku emphasized the importance of joint efforts between the NSCDC and the Army to address the prevailing security challenges in Anambra. He acknowledged the crucial support received from the Nigerian Army, highlighting their role in bolstering the confidence of NSCDC personnel.

Maku expressed gratitude for the seamless cooperation between the two security agencies and commended the Nigerian Army for consistently partnering with the NSCDC in fulfilling their mandate of safeguarding critical national, state, and local government assets and infrastructure.

The ongoing collaboration reflects a concerted commitment to enhancing security and maintaining peace within Anambra State.

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