From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has devised a novel way of curbing crimes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by using motorcycles.

While deploying the bikes, the FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu said that the purpose is to improve the fight against vandalism of public infrastructure and other critical national assets in FCT.

He presented four motorcycle keys to the head of the Critical National Assets and Infrastructure (CNAI) department and one to the Intelligence and Investigation counterpart.

He charged the heads of the departments to deploy the working tools for 24 hours surveillance, monitoring and protection of Abuja residents and the growing infrastructure in the FCT.

Recall that the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, donated five motorcycles to the command and other security agencies in a bid to ensure that the territory is rid of all forms of criminality especially in the city centre and other remote corridors.

“The minister of FCT had supported us with motorcycles to ease our operations. He must not regret doing so. Therefore, in return, we must ensure that we give him the desired results.

“The motorcycles will assist you to navigate through some narrow areas such as bushes and bad roads you are unable to reach before for improved surveillance.

“Brace up and don’t forget, I expect nothing but results, especially now that the minister is sinking so much energy and resources into infrastructural development of the FCT” Odumosu, said.

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He also cautioned the personnel not to allow miscreants to spoil the good work of the present administration in improving the FCT transportation system.

“The Abuja Metro line would be commissioned very soon. We must join forces with the government to make the commissioning and takeoff a reality.

“I want you to pay serious attention to that sector to stop vandalism of the rail sleepers, cables and other components that could jeopardise its operations.

“And remember also, that, street- lights are being repaired, manhole covers being replaced, and new roads are being constructed in an unprecedented manner.

“It is our responsibility to reduce the threat level to the barest minimum, and rid the FCT of vandals, especially those disguising as scavengers but are indeed criminals in the city,” he said.

In a statement, Odumosu appreciated the FCT Minister for donating the motorcycles to the command and assured him that the command will imbibe a good maintenance culture to keep them in good shape and for good use.

He promised that the command will live up to its responsibility by waging a full scale war against vandalism of all infrastructure in the FCT.

The commandant employed the public to partner with the corps to protect and preserve the aesthetics and monuments of the seat of power by watching out for anyone tampering with any public infrastructure and providing timely and credible information to the command for immediate intervention.


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