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Sallah: NSCDC deploys 30 000 officers

26 October 2012, 12:31

Abuja - Dr Ade Abolurin, the Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says 30 000 officers have been deployed nationwide to beef up security during Sallah celebrations.

He said that the officers were deployed to ensure peace and security of the people’s lives and properties during the festivity.

Abolurin said that the NSCDC was on the alert and ready to deal with any individual or group that might constitute a threat or nuisance to others during the celebration.

"We are always prepared to work for the stability and peaceful co-existence of Nigerians; our men have been deployed to even villages to ensure that people are safe," he added.

Abolurin paraded Mrs Jennifer Osuagu, a 29-year-old lady from Udi in Enugu State, for her alleged involvement in job racketeering.

He said that the suspect allegedly connived with Mrs Obase, who had yet to be apprehended, to collect more than N120 000 from persons under the guise of securing employment for them in various government agencies.

He said that investigations by the NSCDC revealed that Osuagu collected between N10 000 and N50 000 from her victims for jobs in NSCDC, Customs, Nigeria Immigration and Prison Services.

Abolurin said that the suspect also used the names of prominent Nigerians to hoodwink gullible victims into paying money for jobs.

Osuagu, who spoke to newsmen, said that she was recruited by Mrs Obase who claimed to have connections with the agencies.

She alleged that those who submitted names for the employment racket made payments directly to Obase who, in turn, gave her a certain percentage.



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