The Ogun state Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abodunrin has lamented on the need for Nigerians to be security conscious
Abiodunrin who recalled that there has been an increase in attacks and banditry, especially in many Northern states which has led to the untimely deaths of hundreds of people, said people must be awaken to security consciousness if the narrative must end.
The Commandant made this remark on Wednesday at the official commissioning of the Command’s Divisional Headquarters’ edifice at Opeji in Odeda Local Government of the State.
The edifice was put in place in collaboration with Unward Cooperative Society, a foremost cooperative society in the state to combat insecurity and other vices facing residents of the area.
Abodunrin lamented that the country is of a very huge population that is unconscious of security, adding that no matter the efforts of government to ensure the safety of lives and property of the population, the tale of security threat would remain same until Nigerians become conscious security wise.
His words “No matter the efforts of government, if we have the population that is not conscious we will still be having issues. Boko-Haram and other insurgents didn’t come one day. They planned over a period of time and people were looking at them. People were not conscious of what they were doing. We always think that everything is normal until it goes out of hand.
While commending the cooperative society for its kind gesture, the Commandant appealed to the members of the community to report any strange activities in the area to the Corps and other security agencies.
His words “We will appreciate your effort by doing more in working together with us and other security agencies. Report any strange activities if you notice any around you. We are not trained to know everything so we also rely on you for information. Don’t hesitate to alert us if you notice any strange movement”.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who was represented by the Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, assured that his administration would continue to ensure the security of lives and property of the people, especially at this time of unrest in the country.
Abiodun said the demonstration had shown that the security of lives and property is not limited to government but a joint efforts of government and the people.