The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has constituted a Taskforce to wipeout unregistered and unprofessional armed private guard operators in Bauchi.
Commandant, NSCDC Bauchi Command Ilelaboye Oyejide while constituting the committee in his office said Bauchi will no longer be a safe haven for the operation of illegal security guards.
He said if left unchecked, the illegal Private guard constituted a pocket of security threats, hence, the need to find a way of dealing with them.
“The illegal Private Guards operators, illegal miners and the Sara-Suka that have become a menace that constitutes a nuisance to the state will be dealt with thoroughly.
“I have constituted a taskforce to monitor and crack down on Illegal Private guard operators. Already, a team of well-trained gallant personnel is on the ground to go after these miscreants and Bauchi State will not be a safe haven for them.
“Any illegal Private guard operator detected will be sealed and taken to court,” the Commandant declared.
Ilelaboye warned the Taskforce which comprises members of registered private security guards and personnel of the NSCDC, to discharge their duties with a high level of professionalism.
Speaking on behalf of the task force, the head of the team, Captain Dauda Maishanu (rtd) said the existence of non-registered security guards in the state has contributed to a couple of security challenges in the state.
“We will fish out unregistered guards in their locations. We know where they are because we are in Bauchi. There are so many registered guards in Bauchi,” he said.