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NSCDC reacts to video of ‘officer’ confessing to being bandit

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The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed a viral video purporting {that a} member of the corps confessed to being a bandit.

Within the viral video, the suspected bandit, Mr Abdullah Saidu, referred to as himself personnel of the corps.

That is contained in an announcement issued by the NSCDC spokesperson, Mr Olusola Odumosu, in Abuja.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that Saidu was arrested in connection to a gaggle of armed bandits terrorising some elements of Koton Karfe Native Authorities Space of Kogi.

The spokesperson stated that the NSCDC has arrange a crew to research the obtainable information to verify the authenticity of Saidu’s claims that he was the corps personnel.

“Most people shall be adequately briefed on subsequent findings.

“Primarily based on the aforementioned, the purported video the place the alleged suspect overtly confessed to the crime didn’t in any approach give credence to or affirm his membership to the Corps.

“Expertise has proven that criminals are keen on impersonating safety operatives so as to divert consideration, subvert investigation or get away with the crime,” he stated.

Odumosu additional famous that the NSCDC was saddled with the accountability of defending lives and property amongst others.

“The Corps won’t in any approach condone any saboteur of nationwide safety or sponsorship of criminals,” he stated.

He reiterated the Corps’ zeal to discharge its statutory mandates with out compromise however with humility and integrity.

He stated the NSCDC will proceed to synergise with sister companies to fight crimes within the nation.

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