Dutse – The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it had inaugurated a Surveillance Team to check activities of Private Guard Companies (PGCs) in the state.
The state Commandant of the corps, Malam Muhammad Gidado, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Dutse that there was need to checkmate the operations of PGCs.
Gidado said the measure was to identify all PGCs operating in the state and ascertain their level of compliance with the established rules and regulations governing their operations.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
He said that it was also to unravel areas of strength and weaknesses of PGCs and find ways to improve their level of performance.
The commandant said that the team was to also fish out PGCs operating in the state without approval and license from the corps.
According to him, parts of the corps’ statutory responsibilities is to supervise the activities of the PGCs operating in the state.
Gidado said that the command also had the responsibility to ensure that all PGCs’ personnel were given adequate training by the NSCDC.
He said the training programme include; intelligence information gathering, surveillance and maintenance of interpersonal relationship with members of the public.
This, he said, was with a view to improving the network of security agencies in and outside of the state. (NAN)