Civil Defence boss speaks on 'plan by bandits' to attack Oyo

Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),

Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),

By Suleiman Shehu

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Oyo State has described rumours of planned bandits’ attack on the state as baseless.

The state Commandant, Mr Michael Adaralewa, stated this on Thursday in Ibadan.

Adaralewa said that security agencies in the state were aware of the rumour being peddled in the media about the looming invasion and attack on the state.

“The rumour is untrue and unnecessary. That is not to say that we do not have insecurity but it is not as bad as they portray it,” he said.

The commandant expressed worry that people could use the social media to peddle lies and cause unnecessary panic.

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He urged residents of the state not to panic because the security agencies were doing everything possible to ensure law and order.

“The NSCDC and other security agencies in state are working together to ensure that the state is safe.

“I urge members of the public to go about their normal duties without fear or favour. We are not sleeping, we are top of the situation,” he said.

The commandant further said that security agencies had mapped out strategies to ensure adequate protection of lives and property in the state.

“We are doing a lot of intelligence gathering. We are committed to fighting kidnapping and other forms of crime in the state,” he said.

Adaralewa urged members of the public to support the corps with reliable intelligence that would enable it to effectively fight crime.

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