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We want anti-piracy security squad - Copyright commision

11 April 2014, 16:01

Yola - The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) on Thursday called for the creation of an anti-piracy security squad to assist it during its operations.

Evang Akpan, Yola Zonal Manager of the commission, made the request in Yola when he paid a courtesy visit to the Adamawa Commissioner of Police, John Abakasanga.

The Yola zonal office of the commission covers Adamawa, Taraba, Borno and Yobe States.

Akpan said that the establishment of the anti-piracy squad would guarantee the security of the commission's operatives when they carried out raids and other operations.

"In order to ensure prompt security coverage for the commission's operatives during anti-piracy operations, the commission is requesting for the creation of an anti-piracy squad to assist it,” he said.

Akpan said that the visit was to enable the commission interact with senior police officers and other law enforcement agencies on how to work together in tackling piracy in the state.

"Nigerians are losing billions of naira annually due to the activities of pirates.Therefore, there is need for collective effort for effective enforcement of the copyright laws in the state and environs," he said.

Responding, Abakasanga commended the zonal manager for his effort toward realising the mandate of the commission.

He assured the NCC of the command's support for their operations whenever they requested for it.


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