Insecurity: Oyo State Receives 150 Newly Deployed NSCDC Officers to Counter Terrorism

In an effort to curb the endless conflicts between cattle herders and farmers in Oyo State, the State’s command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 150 personnel to its relaunched Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) in Oyo State.

The State’s Commandant, Iskilu Akinsanya noted that the critical demand of security operatives in the state has led to the relaunch of the under-utilized unit. Also stating that the re-launched unit will be in collaboration with different security stakeholders and implement the extensive use of technology to restore normalcy in the area.

“We are relaunching the unit now and we will partner with the 2 Division, Nigerian Army, for further training. “We are having about 150 personnel from this unit that will be deployed to various locations in Oyo State to tackle herders and farmers’ clashes, and other insecurity issues. “They will work with the Agro Rangers, which has been upgraded; we are now into the use of electronic devices for urgent security information and not only relying on the use of human security,’’ he said

Akinsanya said the deployed officers would work smartly to ensure that insecurity in the state becomes a past tale. He also hinted about the commission’s objective to launch additional commands in hotspots such as Saki, Kishi and Egbeda and also inject security experts who will bring in innovative ideas to the Divisional Headquarters of the commission.

The commandant appealed to community leaders to ally with the security agencies to identify people living in their communities.

“The communities know the criminals among them and should cooperate with the security agencies in fishing them out. Security is the responsibility of all and not for the government alone,” he said.

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