Written by Sarah NEGEDU

Crime rate low in FCT and environs during yuletide - NSCDC

Criminal and other related activities reportedly declined in the Federal Capital Territory and environs during the just concluded yuletide season, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has hinted.

The FCT commandant of the corps, Mathias Ohieme, who attributed this success to the synergy and collaborative efforts of security agencies in providing security for public, also commended the residents of the FCT for maintaining peace and order during the holidays.

Ohieme, in a press statement signed by head, public relations office unit, Assistant Commandant Akinbinu David, disclosed that the command would likely increase street patrols, in order to maintain and improve on the security outlook for 2021 in order to ensure a crime free year.

The statement reads in part, “As safety remains significant and a major concern, the NSCDC will not relent in taking the necessary steps and measures to ensure the safety of both lives and property of the people and the nation.

“And to that end, we are likely to increase patrols and deploy additional personnel within the territory this year to maintain and boost security.”

The commandant however warned that the Corps will not renege in her effort of ensuring that public/national assets are protected from vandalism across the FCT.

He disclosed that a twenty-one (21) year jail term without option of fine awaits anyone caught in the act of vandalizing National Assets.

He also admonished the residents to always exercise caution, to take extra steps to protect themselves and unattended residences.

He equally advised residents to promptly report any suspicious activity or persons to the nearest security post for further actions as well as comply strictly with the Covid-19 protocols of the government.



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