By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
The National Securities and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday said it has put in place a task force to shut down all the unlicensed private security guards outfits in Taraba State in order to check the wave of criminality in the state.
Mr Aliyu Ndanusa, the Taraba Commandant of the corps disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Jalingo.
Ndanusa explained that the NSCDC had a statutory mandate to regulate the activities of private security guard companies to ensure that criminal elements do not infiltrate them to wreck havoc on the unsuspecting members of the society.
“We have set up a tax force to shot down all unlicensed private security guard companies in the state to safe lives and property.
“I summoned them for a stakeholders meeting and it was agreed that any security out fit that is not registered and licensed should be shut down until it meets the required guidelines,” he said.
The Commandant noted that the NSCDC would henceforth, be organizing stakeholders meeting in quarterly bases with the 25 licensed private security guard companies operating in the state to ensure standard.
Ndanusa said the NSCDC would also offer continuous training to the operatives of the companies to ensure standards.
He urged those operating illegal security companies to quickly approach state headquarters of the NSCDC to get registered and obtain license so that their operations would be monitored as required by law.