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Oyo NSCDC Boss Seeks FRCN’s Support In Tackling Crime

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has solicited the support of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, in collectively waging war against insecurity through fair and balanced reportage.

The NSCDC commandant in Oyo State, Mr. Michael Adaralewa stated this when he led the management of the corps on a courtesy visit to Radio Nigeria, Ibadan Zonal Station at the Broadcasting House, Dugbe, Ibadan.

Mr. Adaralewa said the visit to FRCN became imperative in order to forge a harmonious working relationship in order to nip the issue of insecurity bedeviling the nation in the bud.

The NSCDC commandant explained that the professionalism which Radio Nigeria is known for would go a long way in ensuring harmonious relationship between the corps and FRCN in the area of media security.

He noted that the NSCDC was ready to strategize, restructure, and re-gig the architecture of the corps towards achieving a crime-free society. 

Mr. Adaralewa stated further that the insecurity issues in Oyo State had become an emerging threat which requires the collaborative efforts of all and sundry. 

The Oyo State NSCDC boss hinted that the corps had created a female armed group squad that would be strategically stationed in different schools to reduce the spate of kidnapping in learning environment. 

Mr. Adaralewa added that the corps would deploy some patrol officers to all FRCN facilities to safeguard the lives of staff and government property in the state.

Reacting, the acting Zonal Director, FRCN, Ibadan Zonal Station, Mrs. Bolanle Owoyemi said the visit of the NSCDC management came at a perfect time.

Mrs. Owoyemi observed that kidnapping, banditry, pipeline vandalism, abduction of students and other related crimes are on the increase which needed a quick intervention from the NSCDC and other security agencies in Oyo State.

The FRCN boss noted that the corporation would do all it could, to assist the corps by highlighting the activities of NSCDC in fighting insecurity on its platform. 

Mrs. Owoyemi therefore called on other security agencies to emulate the NSCDC by partnering media houses to collectively reduce crimes and criminalities to the barest minimum.

Rasheedah Makinde

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