Plateau Civil Defence Nabs 3 Child Traffickers, Settles 442 Civil Cases Between herders And farmers, Recovers N18 million Back To Owners

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Yakubu Busari

Following the mandate given to the  Nigeria Security and  Civil Defense Corps ,NSCDC, Plateau State Command, Commandant’s Solomon Olasupo has disclosed  that the command recorded a fresh  breakthrough  in the area of settlement of  442 civil cases between farmers/herders clashes ,recover over N18 million back to owner and also  nabbed 3 trafficker of persons  with a child of 5 days and a week old , 5 days  and a 5 year old ready to be smuggle outside the state.


Olasupo stated in an exclusive interview with our reporter at the NSCDC headquarters adjacent the Nigeria Airforce headquarters in Jos on Wednesday.


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He said the command also arrested 10 persons who specialized in fake jobs racketeering by issuing custom employment letters to their victims and those syndicates that are stealing transformers by vandalizing them.


The Commandant pointed out that these sabotage arrested while trying to vandalize transformers.


One of the accused person Mr  Timothy Nan’s pleaded guilty to the  2 count charges against him and he has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment with an option of #25,000.00  fine one of the count charge was that  of conspiracy which is 12 months imprisonment.


The court read the second charge to the second accused ranging from impersonation without fine Mr  Panan Sabo pleaded not guilty & case adjourned to 20/8/2018 for continuation of hearing.


The NSCDC state command says they create a Library named it after Governor Simon Bako Lalong for his positive contribution to the struggle for peace building in the state as secretariat for the development resources center to commensurate the achievement .


The motive behind this creation is to sustain the peace building effort of Governor amongst his first agenda in line with Plateau state 5 pillars policy  programs to assist in catching them young on the path of  peace program that the command embark  on enlightenment campaign by  teaching children in primaries ,secondary schools and even tertiary institutions .


Olasupo stressed that all the students undergoing peace program mediation, alternative peace resolution and alternative Peace dispute programme can take advantage of coming for research in the headquarters of NSCDC including PhD level .


He emphasized the need for PhDs undergraduate in search of requirement materials to come this  is to attract all those who are ready to acquire on peace making it actualize the main objective bringing the international studies on peace resolution ,dialogue .

The commandant’s General Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu was commended for his resilient and support with the love he has for Plateau to assist his Excellency, Governor Simon Bako Lalong to see to the success of his peace building agenda .


He has released a lot of materials for the success of the libraries project that sited within the command headquarters  adjacent the Nigeria Air force with the effort of Plateau state government that acquire the new complex to be use as the new command headquarters in fighting crime and criminality for the benefit of students studying peace program.


He ,however, we are in partnership with organizations ,NGOs who are into conflict and peace building in the state to come and assist in improving and enriching the library to international standard also security agencies across Africa are free to visit the library to achieved their training here on the Plateau.


Solomon Olasupo appealed to security agencies who are embarking on training on peace reconciliation, dialogue should avail themselves the opportunity and visit the library to get materials for their training and studies.


According to the commandant’s he has written to mediation alternative building of the department  university of Ibadan which they are ready to donate peace building materials on what can use to sustain peace and can also eradicate crises ,avert wars .secondly ,society for peace study and practice this library will be able to assist them .


United States institute (USIP) peace operation training institute, United Nations department of safety and security all these bodies will assist in making the library actualize the main dream.

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