Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has condemned the recent attack on the Corps personnel.
A statement by NSCDC’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Olusola Odumosu, on Monday in Abuja, said two NSCDC personnel were attacked and killed on Oct. 28 in Shinkafi, along Kaura Namoda road, Zamfara, while on duty.
Audi frowned at the deadly attack on security operatives, innocent citizens and critical national assets and infrastructure.
He called for new approaches, greater commitments and more affirmative actions against all criminal elements threatening the internal peace and security of Nigeria.
He described as unfortunate the attack on operatives deployed to checkmate the rising wave of banditry, kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the state.
The CG appealed to members of the public to be vigilant, security conscious and to promptly assist security agencies with credible information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.
He said credible information about the attack from the public would help to stop the criminals from causing further havoc in the society.
The NSCDC boss commiserated with the families and friends of those who had lost their loved ones in the “heinous crime” and promised to fish out the criminals and make them face justice.
“Efforts would be fully mobilised to go after the bandits, apprehend and deal decisively with them under the full weight of the law,” he said.
Audi appreciated the efforts and resilience of the gallant operatives for preventing greater loss of lives and destruction of public property.
“We are not deterred by these recent attacks but we are forging ahead to make life meaningful for all Nigerians,” he said.
He added that the Corps would fight banditry, kidnapping and insurgency through concerted efforts of well trained personnel, introduction of more training programmes and innovative strategies towards the deployment of more sophisticated equipment and improved staff welfare. (NAN