The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra Command, has on Friday shut down 15 illegal security guard companies operating in the state.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the Assistant Commandant-General Ben Dikuro revealed in Awka that the organisation would not live any stone unturned in making further arrests and closures of illegal security companies in the state.
He said; “We have been able to x-ray their activities and have provided the enabling environment for the licensed operators to carry out their duty within the law.
“Those who want to operate must be licensed to do so.”
“We have set up mobile patrol to monitor national assets, including electrical installations.”
He further revealed that the agency will not compromise effective check on vandalism in the state.
“All the entry and exit points of the state are being manned by our officers to monitor movement of adulterated petroleum products.” he said.
Dikuro urged members of the public to see the corps as a full-fledged para-military organisation of government by providing information that could lead to the arrest of criminals.