NSCDC vow to track down armed robbers terrorising Kwara community


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kwara State Command, has launched an immediate manhunt for suspected armed robbers that have been terrorising the Oro Ago community in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara South Senatorial District.

The state Commandant of the defence corps, Makinde Ayinla Iskil, issued the order for the manhunt following the activities of the men of the underworld who have laid siege to the people in the area.

Babawale Zaid Afolabi, the spokesman of the command, said operatives of the corps will work together with the local vigilante in the community and make sure that all the criminal elements are rounded up and face the full wrath of the law.

According to him, “On Wednesday, 06/04/2022, at about 1945 hours, three armed men suspected to be thieves attacked one Dauda with a machete along Oke Oyan road, Oro Ago and made away with his motorcycle and other valuables.”

The suspected armed robbers also left him unconscious.

“On the same day, one Mr Seyi, another resident of Oro Ago community was attacked by yet-to-be-identified armed men who wanted to snatch his bike from him. But the victim was able to escape with few machete cuts and his bike” Babawale further narrated.

The spokesman explained that detectives from the intelligence and investigation department of the corps later moved to the town and findings revealed that the community has been under the siege of criminal elements suspected to be Bororos.

“The armed squad and tactical team of the corps are now working together with local vigilante to locate the robbers.

“The commandant has ordered with immediate effect the deployment of the operatives from the armed squad unit and operation harmony tactical team to the town and they will liaise with the local security team to comb all the nook and crannies of the town to fish out the criminals,” Babawale revealed.

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