The allegations levelled against the anti-vandal unit of Rivers state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has come as a shock and with dismay to the commandant general of the corps, Ahmed Abubakar Audi.
It will be recalled that in his fight against illegal bunkering, Governor Nyesom Wike has accused the anti-vandal unit of the corps in Rivers state of aiding and abetting vandals and illegal bunkers to carry out their nefarious activities in the state.
Following the allegations, the Corps has made swift moves to remedy the situation.
In a statement signed by Olushola Odumosu, Director of Public relations NSCDC national headquarters, the Commandant General, CG, has ordered the suspension of the head of the anti-vandal team and the disbandment of the unit with immediate effect, pending the outcome of the independent inquiry set up to look into the weighty allegations levelled against the unit.
He also directed the Acting DCG in charge of investigation and intelligence to summon all the personnel involved to the National Headquarters, Abuja for further investigation to determine the level of involvement and or culpability with a view to dispensing justice appropriately.
He equally assured the Governor of getting to the root of the matter without delay, promising more synergy with the state government towards discharging more effective service delivery to the people of Rivers state.