Easter: NSCDC deploys 4,000, arrest man over bomb threat
The Kaduna State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said yesterday that it had deployed over 4,000 personnel for the Easter celebration.
This is just as the command arrested one Mathias Odeh for threatening to bomb the national headquarters of the NSCDC in Abuja.
Speaking to Daily Trust, the State Commandant, Alhaji Zakari Ningi, said the deployment of over 4,000 men and officers was to assist residents have a peaceful Easter celebration.
“We call on all residents to be law abiding as they go about their normal businesses. We are also calling on the people to report any suspicious movement and vandals,” Ningi said.
While parading 34 year-old Mathias Odeh, Ningi said he was picked-up at his residence at the Federal Housing Estate, Gonin-Gora, Kaduna.
“Operatives of the NSCDC from Kaduna command swung into action on receipt of a report from the national headquarters of the bomb threat sent to the handset of a very senior officer. The operation was successful because the suspect has been apprehended and is giving us useful information,” Ningi said.
“The suspect was dismissed from the NSCDC in 2013 over involvement in bribery and theft of crude oil in Bayelsa State where he served last,” Ningi added.
Mathias Odeh said his disengagement was linked to 22 drums of diesel that were siphoned from impounded trucks parked at the JTF Base in Yenogoa.
According to him, he served in the JTF for six years from 2006 - 2012 before his sack in 2013.
In another development, the corps has arrested another suspect, Felix Peter in Zango Kataf LGA for parading himself as an NSCDC officer and defrauding unsuspecting and desperate applicants.
Peter revealed that so far he had made over N2million in the business.