By; ADAM MUHAMMAD, Gusau
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Zamfara State Command, has pledged to collaborate with Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in fighting and prosecuting criminal elements.
The state Commandant of the corps, Sani Mustapha stated this when he hosted the newly elected executive members of the NBA at the command’s state headquarters Gusau on Wednesday.
Commandant Sani Mustapha averred that, the corps which operates within the ambiance of its act of establishment, carries out all domicile functions within the legal purview of the corps base on the provisions of the enabling Act 2003 and 2007 as amended.
The State Commandant, Sani Mustapha assured the leadership of the Bar of the readiness of the Corps to always leverage on the professional advice of the legal group in order to enhance the smooth prosecution of criminal elements who are bent on truncating the peaceful atmosphere in the state.
Commandant Sani Mustapha applauded the Commandant General, Dr Abubakar Ahmed Audi for his laudable programmes especially, in making sure that the corps maintains the Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit under the Peace and Conflict Resolution programme of the corps.
He said that the NBA will be instrumental in ensuring that ADR works perfectly in Zamfara State.
He however, charged the leadership of the NBA to do their best in ensuring a safer Zamfara State with the collaboration of the Corps and other sister agencies.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association Gusau branch, Barrister Muazu Shehu Ahmed Esq. who led the delegation, showered encomium on the corps in Zamfara State and the nation at large.
He described the corps as the last hope of the common man.
The chairman said that, the corps has perfumed creditably in safe guilding the right of the ordinary citizens and combating brigandage in the state.
He therefore, called for collaboration and synergy with the NBA in order the get ride of undesirable elements in the state.
The chairman of the NBA promised to always accord the corps any form of support and assistance that could lead to the successful prosecution of suspected criminals in the state.