Abuja - Abdullahi Gana, the new Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has pledged to evolve a robust security offensive against pipeline vandals in the country.
Gana disclosed this in an interview shortly after his decoration by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, on Monday in Abuja.
Gana, who decried the spate of vandalism in the country, said that the corps would work assiduously to tackle the ugly trend.
"As part of our core mandate, we have renewed our operational strategy so as to deal with this menace of pipeline vandalism in the country.
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"I can assure you that even as at yesterday, we have been receiving positive results from the field on this issue."
He said that the NSCDC will step up the training of its personnel and provision of life insurance cover, especially for officers involved in the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Gana said that the corps would also continue to collaborate with other security agencies, especially the navy and the Joint Task force (JTF), to put an end to the activities of vandals.
He expressed optimism that issue of oil theft and pipeline vandalism would soon be over, especially with the support from the Federal Government.
Gana urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movement around the nation’s critical infrastructure to the nearest security agency.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Gana as the commandant-general of the NSCDC on July 17 to succeed Dr Ade Abolurin.