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Insecurity: NSCDC relaunches counter-terrorism unit in Oyo



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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has stepped up its fight against insecurity in Oyo State by relaunching a Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and deploying 150 personnel to tackle the farmers – herders crisis in the state.

This information was disclosed on Monday by Iskilu Akinsanya, the NSCDC Commandant in the state.

The Commandant said the CTU had been ongoing for a while, but a review of performance showed that it had not given the desired result.

Akinsanya said, “We are relaunching the unit now and we will partner with the 2 Division, Nigerian Army, for further training.

“We are having about 150 personnel from this unit that will be deployed to various locations in Oyo State to tackle herders and farmers clashes, and other insecurity issues

“They will work with the Agro Rangers, which has been upgraded; we are now into the use of electronic devices for urgent security information and not only relying on use of human security.”

The Commandant further urged the community leaders in the state to work with security agencies to flush out criminals. 

“The communities know the criminals among them and should cooperate with the security agencies in fishing them out.

“Security is the responsibility of all and not for the government alone,’’ he said.

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