Easter: NSCDC de­ploys 4,000, ar­rest man over bomb threat

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Sun­day Isuwa, Kaduna

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.

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