*arrest 9 guards for illegal operations
By BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday sealed off Two Private Guard Companies and arrested 9 guards for illegal operation.
This was disclosed by the state NSCDC Command, Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya at a Sensitization program for all desk officers of Private Guard Company across all divisions in the state at the command headquater Agodi Ibadan.
According to Alhaji Akinsanya the sealed private security companies, GH Security and Strongarm Security Ltd were sealed for non-renewal of licence while the arrested 9 guards were those of Blakes Security,Proactive Security and Leaders of Men Security for illegal operation.
The NSCDC Commandant pointed out that the 9 guards were arrested and been detained for working with 3 unlicensed Private Guard Companies.
Alhaji Akinsanya maintained that any unrenewed licensed and unregistered Private Guard companies are all restricted from carrying out operation because it’s unlawful ,illegal and economy sabotage.
He then urged all residents ,Community Development Association , Companies and individual in the state to desist from patronizing unlicensed Private Guard Companies as they are liable to increase criminality in the Community .
The NSCDC Commandant enjoined community leaders and landlords to stop patronizing maiguard or illegal guards companies but to contract licensed security outfit for safer environment and in order for NSCDC to adequately and efficiently monitor our community devoid of crime.