The NSCDC bemoans the rise in illegal private security companies in Imo

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The “proliferation” of unlicensed and unregistered private security firms in Imo has drawn criticism from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, or NSCDC.

This was said by Mr. Matthew Ovye, the state corps commander, during a stakeholders’ meeting on Wednesday in Owerri between the command and PGC representatives.

Criminologists, lamenting the actions of these unregistered PGCs, the commandant stated that

were using their widespread use to conduct crimes while posing as PGCs and tricking gullible members of the public.

“Quickly report any persons found wanting to the NSCDC for appropriate action,” he pleaded with the PGCs’ leadership.

Given their proximity to the ground, he called PGCs “building blocks” for security and asked them to provide security reports on a regular basis to the command, which serves as their governing body.

He said that by giving the companies a chance to speak with officers and soldiers of the command directly, the conference intended to promote synergy between NSCDC and PGCs.

He encouraged the people of Imo to maintain faith in the NSCDC’s leadership and expressed gratitude to the corps commandant-general, Ahmed Audi, for implementing changes to alleviate the difficulties encountered by PGCs.

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