The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Ondo State has commenced a 24-hour patrol across the state to ensure safety of lives and property during the Yuletide period.
Addressing journalists in Akure, the state Commandant, Pedro Awili Ideba said his Command is ready to curb kidnapping, terrorism and robbery cases as the year 2018 runs to an end.
According to Commandant Pedro who had served in other six States as Commandant since year 2016 promised to introduce “Communication Needs Alert (CNA)” in religious organisations and other major establishments.
The CNA, he said will be used to checkmate criminality in the state by his Command while it will be easy for victims to alert Security operatives when ever there is threat to peace in their neighbourhoods.
He assured that the Synergy between Security Agents, that is the Army, the Police is very cordial as they hold meetings to strategize on monthly basis.
Commandant Pedro disclosed part of his achievements since he assumed office in the state to include, opening a Unit Headquarter at Iju, in Akure South Local government in December, 2017 for prompt action and possible apprehension of criminals.
Other achievements, he said were the restructuring of both personnel and the entire Workforce, Upgrading of Tractors and the establishment of a Commandants Lodge, the first of its kind.
He also used the occasion to recall his achievements in Akwa Ibom state, where he constructed one of the best Officers Mess and the restructuring of the state Command.
Training and Retraining of Officers in Terrorism and the use of firearms, he said were carried out in all states he had served as a Commandant such as IMO, Kwara, Abia and Rivers and of recent Ondo states.
Pedro also assured that cases of Vandalization of Oil pipe lines were curbed through his Anti-Vandalism efforts in those States he had served as Commandant as the amount of money that he had saved for the nation could not be quantified.
He how ever gave kudos to state Governors who have made it possible for him to make remarkable achievements in their various states and other security chieftains.