Crime & SecurityNewsNigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps Dismisses 87 Officers

ABUJA — The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have dismissed 87 men and officers for various offences considered as gross misconduct.

The dismissed personnel comprise deputy commandants, assistant commandants, DCICs, AICs, CCAs, SICs, PICs, Disc’s, ACCs and CSCs, amongst others.

The affected officers were said to be serving in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos, Bayelsa, Kwara, Borno, Oyo, Edo, Delta, Benue, Imo, Kaduna, Plateau, Niger, Abia, Katsina, Zamfara, Gombe, Ondo , Kogi, Kano Ogun and the national headquarters.

The dismissal, which was contained in a restricted document dated October 4, 2021, with reference number: NSCDC/NHQ/ 004/ Vol.⅛ and exclusively obtained by LEADERSHIP Sunday, was part of the outcome of plenary meetings held at various panels chaired by the present and immediate past ministers of interior, and the Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi.

The restricted document with the tittle, “List of dismissed officers from 2013-2021”, signed by the Acting Deputy Commandant General (Administration), Zakari Ibrahim Ningi, on behalf of the Commandant General, was addressed to directorates, zonal commanders, state commandants, and provosts of civil defence colleges/academy.

It was gathered that aside the dismissal, the Civil Defence, Corrections, Immigration and Fire Service Board (CDCIFB) headed by the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and the CG’s of all the paramilitary agencies under the ministry’s supervision, has also approved the demotion of a number of officers of the Corps over different cases of misconduct.

Against the backdrop of the misconduct, personnel of the Corps have been warned against sabotage under any guise.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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