NSCDC alerts the public on job racketeers


Worried by the fraudulent activities of job racketeers, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kaduna State Command, has warned members of the public to be wary of their antics to avoid fallen victims.
The State Commandant, Alhaji Modu Bunu who issued the warning at the Command Headquarters, stressed that the action has become possible to save unsuspecting, innocent and desperate job seekers.
According to Bunu, NSCDC like other agencies will always make recruitment exercises public when it needs additional man-power and wonders why people fall victim of criminals who pose as job providers.
The Commandant who was reacting to the recent arrest of one Timothy Ezekiel, 26, for parading as a member of the Corps with fake NSCDC identity card, explained that the suspect has claimed he was deceived and cheated by a fraudster after paying N100, 000.
Ezekiel who hails from Old Kutunku in Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT, revealed that the fake NSCDC identity card and uniform were issued to him by Dogo Monday in Abuja on April 15, 2015.
The Commandant explained that the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Corps on surveillance in Kaduna metropolis when sighted with fake NSCDC identity card.
Other items as revealed by the suspect which were handed to him in Niger State by the fraudster include letter of appointment and acceptance form.
As if all the above was not enough, the suspect revealed that the fraudster escorted him to a commercial bank in Minna where he latter opened an account purported to be for salary after paying N100, 000 to the former’s account also domicile in another commercial bank.
Sequel to the revelations, the suspect has been transferred to the Federal Capital Territory Command where the transaction allegedly started for further investigation and prosecution.
In another development, the command has assured of its readiness to ensure security of lives and property during this year’s Eid-el-fitr celebration likely to hold early next week.
The Commandant urges Kaduna residents and members of the public to report suspected objects, acts and persons to security agencies for necessary actions.
He stressed the determination of the Corps to ensure the protection of critical assets and national infrastructure like petroleum pipelines, power installations and communication facilities among others as he implored the public to report suspected threats of such facilities to the Corps.
As part of preparations for the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, the Command has concluded arrangements to deploy over 2,000 personnel in all the 23 Local Government Areas to ensure a hitch-free festivity.


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