Civil Defence Corps graduates 109 armed squad for Bayelsa

| December 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has expressed its preparedness to fight crime in the state as it graduated 109 armed squad for the state.

They were trained by the 343 Artillery Regiment, Elele Barracks, Port Harcourt, in weapons handling, arms drills, combat craft, range classification/exercise.

Speaking at the passing out parade, Commander Desmond Agu, the Commandant of Bayelsa State Command of the NSCDC informed that some officers and men of the state Command had been previously trained in weapons handling and arms drills at various centres including Jaji, Kaduna State, Nigerian Prisons Training Schools, Owerri, Imo State and Counter-training at the Nigeria Army Depot.

Agu siad in addition to the armed squad, all officers and men in the state command shall be duty bound to assist in the maintenance of peace and order in the protection, crisis resolution and security to public infrastructure .

The NSCDC has the power to arrest and prosecute any person suspected to have committed a criminal act, such as chemical poison or oil spillage, nuclear waste, poisoning, industry espionage or fraud, activity aimed at frustrating any government program or policy, civil disorder, revolt, strike or any religious unrest, damage to power transmission lines, oil pipelines, among others.

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