Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has set up an intelligence-based team to carry out a thorough investigation on one Abdullah Saidu, an acclaimed personnel of the corps who was arrested in connection with a group of armed bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe local government area of Kogi State.
A statement signed by the public relations officer of the NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu said the team would check available records to confirm the authenticity of the suspect’s claim.
Odumosu noted that the purported video where the suspect openly confessed to the crime did not in any way give credence to, or affirm his membership of the Corps.
He stated that experience has shown that criminals are fond of impersonating security operatives in order to divert attention, subvert investigation or get away with the crime.
The statement added that the general public shall be adequately briefed on subsequent findings.
Adding that the Corps would not in any way condone any saboteur of national security or sponsors of criminalities.
He maintained that the NSCDC, as a federal security agency, saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property, would continue to discharge it’s statutory mandates without compromise, but with humility and integrity, while also synergizing with other sister agencies in combating all forms of criminalities in the nation.