NSCDC deploys 150 additional operatives in Borno to protect Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday deployed 150 additional operatives to protect Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in eight Local Government Areas in Borno, re-taken from insurgents.

It was reported that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) had previously deployed 1,200 operatives to restore peace at Internally Displaced Persons camps after the liberation of communities from Boko Haram in 2015.

The jihadist group has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced millions since 2009, when it launched its deadly campaign, in a bid to enforce a strict Islamic code in northern Nigeria.

The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, who confirmed the deployment of the operatives in an interview with News men in Maiduguri, said the operatives would complement other security agencies in the troubled state.

Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim said the operatives, drawn from some Mr Abdullahi NSCDC units in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, would be posted to Guzamala, Gundunbale, Munguno, Nganzai, Bama, Damboa, Baga and Gwoza.

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The operatives were selected from the special armed squad, counter-terrorism squad, anti-riot squad, bomb detection, agro-rangers squad, disposal unit, intelligence and detection units as well as the rescue and medical teams.

Ibrahim said the agro-rangers would be deployed to farms to protect Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in their farms.

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