NSCDC sacks officer for looting COVID-19 palliatives in Abuja


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed a corps assistant Illiya Ibrahim for partaking in the looting of a warehouse in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Mr Ibrahim was seen in a viral video joining a mob to loot a warehouse where COVID-19 relief items were kept at Gwagwalada area council of Abuja on Monday.

Bags of grains including rice and cartons of noodles and spaghetti were looted from the facility owned by the agricultural and rural development secretariat of the FCT administration.

NSCDC spokesman Ekunola Gbenga in a statement on Tuesday said the commandant-general Abdullahi Muhammadu approved the recommendation of a disciplinary committee for the dismissal of the officer.

“This disciplinary measure was taken after a series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management,” he said.

“The CG appreciates officers and men of the corps including members of the public for providing useful information that has continued to assist the corps in identifying unfit individuals within the ranks for appropriate action.

“He tasked the personnel to remain committed, resolute and firm in the discharge of their duties.”