Security Operatives need more operational vehicles modern gadgets to function — Ex—NSCDC boss

Security Operatives need more operational vehicles, modern gadgets to function — Ex—NSCDC boss


Mr Paul Ayeni, a retired commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has urged governments to procure more operational vehicles for security agencies to strengthen their fight against criminal activities.

Ayeni gave this advice during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abeokuta.

According to Ayeni, many remote areas currently beyond the reach of security patrols have become havens for criminal hideouts.

He emphasised that functional operational vehicles, along with other security gadgets, would enhance patrol capabilities and enable operatives to obtain crucial first-hand information for necessary action.

Ayeni, who is the founder of Eco-Safe Guards Ltd., decried the high incidence of defilement, kidnapping, cultism, and robbery in rural communities.

“The rate of atrocities in rural areas is high due to the absence of security operatives,” he said.

He noted that some criminal elements had relocated from cities to rural communities to continue their activities, taking advantage of the lack of security presence.

“They move to rural communities because of the absence of security agencies.

“More patrol vehicles would enable these agencies to expand their reach and address civil and criminal matters in the villages,” Ayeni stated.

However, Ayeni commended the efforts of security agencies, particularly in Ogun, for their diligent work in combating insecurity.

“It is the best moment to applaud the efforts and sacrifices of security agencies and local vigilantes.

“They strive to ensure peace and tranquility, which instills confidence in the people,” he said.

He also commended the recent approval of about 10,000 successful applicants by the Police Service Commission for recruitment, noting that this would enhance the strength and capacity of the Nigerian Police Force. (NAN)

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