By; ABUBAKAR RABILU, Gombe
Gombe State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Muhammed Bello Mu’azu, has received the audience of the leadership of Bojuɗe Community in Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State on a courtesy visit in appreciation of the corps’ presence and activities in the area.
In his address during the visit the Commandant Muhammad Bello Mu’azu, assured the community of more outposts, to guarantee more security of lives and property.
Mu’azu tasked the community leaders to provide a befitting office and house accommodation for his officers, assuring that “As soon as you provided us with a suitable office and home accomodations, I guarantee you, I shall deploy my men there”.
While appealing for more support and cooperation from the community members to security agencies, the commandant charged Bojuɗe residents to report any suspicious movement and strange faces to nearest security agencies for prompt actions.
Bello Mu’azu cautioned members of the community against accommodating criminals and their informants, maintaining that the informants are even more dangerous than major culprits.
He advised traditional leaders of the community to device means of profiling strangers and new settlers in their domains, for onward notification to security agencies.
While commending the synergy between communities and security agencies in the state, the NSCDC Commandant appreciated the state governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his commitments to security and safety of citizens.
Speaking during the visit, the district head of Bojuɗe Engineer Muhammad Ibrahim, said following the establishment of an NSCDC outpost and its subsequent upgrade to division, Bojuɗe Community and environs can sleep with their two eyes closed.
He said the presence of NSCDC officers and Men has greatly improved the security architecture of the area, especially in tamming the lingering farmer/herder clashes in the area.
The district head said the community has provided additional lands for the establishment of more NSCDC out posts in the community, especially along its border axis with Nafada, Funakaye, Dukku and Akko local government areas.
He commended the NSCDC, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya and other security outfits in the state for their commitments towards ensuring peace and security in Bojuɗe and Gombe State at large.
In their separate responses, some elders of the community appreciated the State Commandant for being instrumental in the establishment of the Bojuɗe NSCDC outpost, describing it as a major step that make the community more peaceful and secured.
They appealed to the state government to provide more support to the corps, especially through the provision of utility vehicles, equipment and fire arms.