Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Dr. Ahmed Audi has said that criminals have informants among security operatives in the country.
However, In his speech at the stakeholders’ summit on the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure at
the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja, on Tuesday, September 28, Audi stated that there is a need to engage
traditional rulers, religious, community, political, and youth leaders in the process of finding a solution to the menace.
“You will agree with me that the nefarious activities of these criminal elements are being strengthened not only by
informants within security formations but equally those within the society; hence the need to engage our
traditional rulers, religious, community, political and youth leaders in the process of finding a solution to this menace.”
Stressing that there is a need for security agencies to re-strategize for better protection of national assets from being
vandalized by criminal elements, the NSCDC commandant also averred that the rise in crimes constituted a threat
to critical national assets and infrastructure. He cited Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina, Borno, and other states of
the north as examples to back up his claim.
Audi further expressed concern over a statement by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, about
the federal government spending N60 billion annually on the repair and maintenance of vandalized
oil pipelines across the country.
By Taiyelolu A