01 July 2021 by Olusegun Oyenibi.
Seventy personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have been inaugurated into the newly formed Rapid Response Squad in Kogi State.
Inaugurating the Squad at the Command headquarters in Lokoja, Governor Yahaya Bello charged them to live up to their constitutional mandate.
Represented by the State Security Adviser, Jerry Omodara, Governor Bello warned members of the squad against indiscipline and compromise of the security architecture of the state.
He pledged to support the Squad in the area of logistics to achieve set goals.
The Governor also called on the Federal Government to support the State in its fight against crimes.
In his address, the new State Commandant of the Corps, Suleiman Mafara said the Rapid Response Squad was launched in compliance with the Controller-General’s directive, Ahmed Audi towards enhancing the protection of lives and property.
Commandant Mafara said the scope of the newly launched Squad is multidimensional in nature as it is expected to respond to any security emergencies in Kogi State.
According to him, members of the Squad are drawn within the rank and file of the Command and have been trained for six months and certified mentally and physically fit for the assignment.
In a remark, the Squad Commander, Assistant Commandant Joe Pamdep promised that the RRS will live up to its responsibilities.
Highlight of the occasion was a tactical display by the squad.
In another development, the Command paraded one Yakubu Idris for impersonating personnel of the Nigerian Army and defrauding one Austin Ovize of One hundred and Ninety thousand naira in Okengwe, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The State Commandant said the impostor who was arrested with a Nigerian Army identity card claimed to have been gotten from one Corporal, Ibrahim Idris of One, Six, Six battalion in Abuja who is currently under investigation.
He said the suspect and the accomplice if found wanting would be prosecuted.