NSCDC dismiss officer for looting palliatives


By Ismail Auwal

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed Illiya Ibrahim a corps assistant with its Gwagwalada Division service, in relation to the looting of COVID-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

In the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality, hoodlums and arsonists have looted several public and private-owned warehouses and businesses in the past one week.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Media Assistant to the Commandant General of NSCDC, Ekunola Gbenga, on Tuesday.

“The Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana, has approved the recommendation of the Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee for the dismissal of Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division for joining hoodlums in looting Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja,” the statement reads.

According to the statement, “This disciplinary measure was taken after a series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management,”

“The CG appreciates officers and men of the Corps including members of the public for providing useful information that has continued to assist the Corps in identifying unfit individuals within the ranks for appropriate action. ” Mr Ekunola was quoted to have said.

The CG also tasked the personnel to remain committed, resolute, and firm in the discharge of their duties.

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