Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command has sealed two Private Guard Companies for non-renewal of Licence and arrest nine security men for illegal operation.
The State NSCDC Commandant, CC Iskilu Akinsanya, who disclosed this in a statement, signed by the Command’s PRO SUP Oluwole Olusegun, said the affected companies as GH Security and Strongarm Security Ltd were sealed while nine Guards of Blakes Security, Proactive Security and Leaders of Men Security were arrested by for illegal operation.
Speaking during a sensitization program for all desk officers of private guard companies across all divisions in the state at the command Headquater, Agodi, Ibadan, Akinsaya maintained that “any unrenewed licensed and unregistered private guard companies are restricted from carrying out the operations because it is unlawful, illegal and economic sabotage.”
The Commandant then urged all residents, Community Development Association, companies and individuals in the state to desist from patronizing unlicensed private guard companies as they are liable to increase criminality in the community.
He also enjoined the community leaders and landlords to stop patronizing maiguard or illegal guards companies but to “contract licensed security outfit for a safer environment and in order for NSCDC to adequately and efficiently monitor our community devoid of crime.”