Abuja – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) said on Tuesday that it has released 1,500 personnel for immediate relocation to Bama, Borno state to boost security and facilitate quick return of civilian population dislocated from the areas by terrorists.
The agency said it acted in compliance with directive of government which mandated the Security Agencies to relocate to the North East.
Specifically the Federal Government recently directed the Army, the Civil Defence and the Police to provide 1,500 personnel each from their respective organizations to bolster security presence in the region and give internally displaced persons the confidence to return and rebuild their communities.
Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana, NSCDC Commandant General who disclosed this also said the agency has set up a Special Squad for Bama, tagged, Special Bama Squad (SBS), to ensure sustained patrol of nooks and crannies of the communities.
Addressing the Corps Management team, Zonal Commanders and State Commandants, Gana said the agency has complied fully with directive of government adding that necessary logistics to cater for the Civil Defence personnel who will be stationed inside the Bama community to receive the Emir and other returnees from the Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP) are also been addressed.
”The Special Bama Squad is an additional good number of personnel who will carry out round the clock patrol duties in all the nooks and crannies of the Bama community and its surburb. They have been mandated to synergise with other Security Agencies in the Bama axis”, he said .
The SBS, he added, will be given good and sound tranining at the NSCDC Training School to enable them carryout the mission accordingly and charged all the Corps Personnel to be “patient, tolerant and civil in approach and action, and to remain steadfast in the discharge of the Civil Defence mandate”.