The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has disbanded all of its anti-vandalism units across the country.
The Corps’ Commandant-General (CG), Dr. Ahmed Audi, gave the order to dissolve the units during a meeting in Abuja with senior officials and all state commandants of the Corps on Tuesday.
He stated that there had been public insinuations and reports that security personnel were likely involved in oil theft and related crimes.
He added that the disbanded squad would be reconstituted in due time for better service delivery.
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He stated that the Federal Government was very concerned about oil theft and warned that the corps would not tolerate sabotage or compromise in the protection of oil installations.
Audi also ordered that all illegal roadblocks erected by Anti-Vandalism squads be removed immediately.
The Corps’ Commandant-General directed an investigative and disciplinary panel to investigate the situation surrounding the video report and recommend disciplinary actions, if any, to be taken.