thugs and miscreants planning to foment trouble, create panic and thwart the relative peace enjoyed by the good people of Osun state.
This directive, according to a statement by ASCII Atanda Olabisi,
Public Relations Officer,
Nigeria Security and Civll Defence Corps, is against the backdrop of insinuations and allegations in some quarters that some nefarious elements have stockpiled the uniforms of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigeria Correctional Service with the intent of distributing them to non-state Actors for use during the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship primary elections in Osun State scheduled for Saturday, February 19, 2021.
Commandant Ocheja assured the Government and the good people of Osun state that machineries have been set in motion to clamp down on any impostor or group of impostors that would be daring enough to wear the uniform or any accoutrements of NSCDC to unleash mayhem and perpetrate dastardly attacks in the state.
“We shall provide adequate security and maintain peace in the state at all times; the Corps is a neutral and non partisan organization whose good name, image and principles were built by dint of hardwork, patriotism, excellence in service delivery and huge sacrifice to the nation, we will therefore not allow anyone under any guise to destroy the integrity or progress of the Corps but we shall continue to work assiduously to defend our mandate as enshrined in the Act,” Ocheja said.
He hinted that the Intelligence and Investigation Department has been mobilized to embark on covert operation, surveillance investigation, and most importantly, to fish out and prosecute hoodlums who are hellbent on causing chaos in order to serve as deterrent to other criminally minded individuals in the state.
Commandant Ocheja assured all law abiding residents of Osun State to go about their lawful businesses, as NSCDC is already beaming its searchlight at every nook and cranny of the state to unravel the alleged fake personnel and other criminals planning to smear the integrity of the Corps. He therefore enjoined members of the public to be alert, security conscious and report any suspicious movement of individuals or groups to the Civil Defence office nearest to them.
“We at NSCDC shall continue to uphold the cardinal principles of rule of law in tandem with global practice. We shall not deviate from the tenets of impartiality and professionalism. What we will not condone is the wanton breakdown of law and order under any guise.
Ocheja concluded by warning parents and guardians to discourage their children and wards from being used by desperate politicians and political juggernauts as anyone found culpable to have disrupted the peace of the State shall be made to face the full wrath of the law.