Nigeria-Benin Republic Border: NSCDC Engages Riverine Residents
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, is engaging residents of riverine communities along the Nigerian-Benin Republic border towards enforcing the restriction of movement on the creeks and waterways.
Ogun State Commandant of Corps, Mr Hameed Abodunrin who made this known to Radio Nigeria in Abeokuta, said 570 officers and men of the Corps had been deployed at strategic locations to ensure the total lockdown directed by President Muhammadu Buhari against the spread of COVID 19.
Mr Abodunrin said personnel from the marine section and disaster management unit of the state command were detailed to riverine communities around the international borderline to monitor identified creeks and waterways for compliance.
He maintained that the Corps had adopted a non-custodian arrest approach in handling violators of the lockdown by delaying them for about one hour before allowing them to go back home.
The NSCDC State Commandant said the community leaders, led by Chief Ezekiel Tundonu from Whekan town in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State and youth groups in the border communities had been trained to enlighten others on the need to adopt precautionary measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.