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Sokoto NSCDC suspends volunteer activities

The Sokoto State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has suspended all the activities of volunteers in its command.

A statement by the spokesman of the command, DSC Hamza Adamu Illela, said the suspension followed the recent arrest of some volunteers during a joint operation in all the black spots areas of Sokoto South Local Government of the State.

According to the statement, “the leadership of Commandant Muhammad Saleh Dada has noticed with dismay the unholy and unwanted attitude of some volunteers which are also aimed at tarnishing the good image of the Corp in Sokoto.

“The command wishes to inform the general public that the arrested volunteers are not duly registered by the Sokoto command of NSCDC and therefore remain disowned and that all-volunteer-related operational activities are suspended pending a thorough investigation and profiling,” it noted.

The statement, therefore, appeals to the members of the public that any illegal operation of volunteer personnel should be reported to the command through the PRO.

Reporting by Nasir Malali; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino