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Security: NSCDC to work in Synergy with Private Guards in Abuja

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Security: NSCDC to work in Synergy with Private Guards in Abuja

By: Michael Mike

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is to work in synergy with Private Guard Companies (PGCs) in intelligence gathering to safeguard the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The Commandant of the FCT Command of the NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu made this known while charging the Divisional Officers of the Command to work in synergy with Private Guard Companies (PGCs) in intelligence gathering.

Odumosu, who addressed all Divisonal Officers and Area Commanders within the FCT Command, asked them to actively supervise, monitor and engage all PGCs within their jurisdictions in a robust synergy that will enhance timely intelligence gathering and sharing.

He noted that training of the operatives of PGCs is one of the responsibilities of NSCDC, stating that the Command is putting together a training on intelligence gathering for PGCs that will better equip them while carrying out their duty.

The Commandant said that although there is already an existing synergy between security agencies, the role of PGC in the security architecture should be paramount.

He said: “Just as the NSCDC have a comparative advantage in information gathering, so are private guards operatives because they are closer to the people at the grassroot.

“Their spread and constant interaction with the public while rendering services in protecting private and government facilities provides an advantage in knowing happenings within their territory.”

He however urged residents to say something to security agencies whenever they see anything that seem to be suspicious or could be of security concern.

Odumosu said: “In as much as we have our men stationed at nooks and crannies as well as on patrol, the Corps cannot cover the entire FCT.

“We need citizens to be our eyes and ears at places we are unable to reach as this will go a long way in ensuring that insecurity is curbed.”

He assured that any information received by the Corps will be treated in confidentiality and shared between the appropriate authorities for proactive actions.

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Nigeria: Troops stormed terrorist den, rescuing 44 in Borno

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Nigeria: Troops stormed terrorist den, rescuing 44 in Borno

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The troops of Operation Lake Sanity IIII, a subsidiary of Operation Hadin Kai, have rescued 44 women, children, and the elderly after a major incursion into the insurgents’ dens in Timbuktu Triangle in Damboa LGA in Borno State.

It was gathered that the victims were rescued after some ISWAP fighters were subdued by the troops of Sector 2 Special Forces troops in collaboration with HYBRID and the Civilian Joint Task Force on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

NEWSng learned that the rescued victims include 28 children, 14 women, and 2 men. However, no military casualties were recorded on the side of troops during the operation.

The sources said that the troops’ resilience and doggedness are unwavering as further exploitation to complete annihilation of the insurgents is being sustained in the mountainous environment.

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First Nigerian Female Officer Cadet Graduate from UK’s Royal Military Academy

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First Nigerian Female Officer Cadet Graduate from UK’s Royal Military Academy

By: Michael Mike

Officer Cadet Owowoh Princess Oluchukwu has became the first-ever Nigerian female officer to graduate from the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

The 24-year-old Princess was one of the 135 Officer Cadets to graduate during RMAS’ Sovereign’s Parade on Friday in London.

According to a statement on Friday by the Senior Communications & Public Diplomacy Officer, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, British High Commission in Abuja, Atinuke Akande-Alegbe, the parade marked the completion of 44 weeks of intensive training for the Officer Cadets of Commissioning Course 232.

She noted that at the ceremony, His Majesty King Charles was represented by the head of the French Army, Général d’armée Pierre SchilI, Chief of the Army Staff.

Akande-Alegbe said since the 1950s, several Nigerian officers including former Nigerian President Yakubu Gowan and the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye have become RMAS alumni. stating that Princess’ graduation as the first female and 190th Nigerian graduate, marks a significant milestone in UK’s long-standing commitment to supporting Nigeria’s Professional Military Education training, insisting that this commitment to close UK-Nigerian cooperation was affirmed during the recent UK- Nigeria Security and Defence Partnership talks held in February 2024.

The statement read that: “In 2018, Princess joined the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Kaduna State, Nigeria. During her second year at the NDA, she was appointed a Cadet Lance Corporal; a Cadet Sergeant in her fourth year and in her fifth year she was appointed to the role of Company Senior Under Officer Charlie (CSUO C). She held this appointment with two other female counterparts and made history as the first females to assume the position of CSUO in the academy. In her fourth year, she completed the Academics Wing of the commissioning course and achieved first class honours in Biological Sciences.

Speaking of her achievement, Officer Cadet Owowoh Princess Oluchukwu said:
“It is a profound honour to be the first Nigerian female officer to commission from the esteemed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. This achievement is not mine alone, but a testament to the unwavering support of my family, mentors, instructors, and countless individuals who believed in me every step of the way. As I look ahead to the future, I am committed to representing Nigeria with pride, and to making a positive difference in the world.”

The statement added that; “The UK is proud to celebrate this historic occasion with Nigeria and congratulates newly Commissioned Officer Owowoh Princess Oluchukwu on her remarkable achievement.”

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Troops nutrialised 3 Boko Haram, rescued 9 from captivity

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Troops nutrialised 3 Boko Haram, rescued 9 from captivity

By: Zagazola Makama

The troops of 21 armored Brigade, Operation HADIN KAI, have nutrialised three Boko Haram terrorists during a fighting patrol in Bama LGA of Borno State.

The terrorists were naturalized in Churchur village during a fighting patrol by the troops of 202 Battalion in conjunction with Hybrid forces. The troops also recovered 2 dane guns.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, that in a separate Operation in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force and HYBRID forces, the troops conducted clearance T Angwan Jingina and Bula Marwa on March 30, 2024.

The troops successfully rescued 9 persons comprising 3 adult females and 6 children.

The troops equally destroyed the hamlets in the camps of Boko Haram while the terrorists fled.

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