By Muhammad Nasir Bashir
Dutse, – The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa Command, on Thursday said it had recorded no fewer than 1,215 cases between January and December, 2018.
The spokesman of the command, Mr Abdullahi Adamu, said in a statement in Dutse that the cases included 487 criminal cases and 728 civil issues.
The statement said the criminal cases comprised armed robbery, theft, burglary, conspiracy, gross indecency, vandalism, fraud, rape, gross misconduct, assault, use of illicit drugs, breach of trust and trespass, among others.
It explained that out of the 487 criminal cases, 44 were transferred to relevant agencies for further investigation, while 326 were successfully prosecuted in court and 117 were still awaiting trial.
The statement added that the 728 civil cases handled within the period included family disputes, breach of contractual agreements, non payment of debts, land/tenancy disputes, farmers/herdsmen conflicts, as well as intra/inter personal disputes.
It noted that all the civil cases, with the exception of five, were settled out of court by the command’s Peace and Conflict Management (PCM) Unit.
The statement attributed the successes recorded to the commitment of officers and men of the command, as well as the cooperation of the people of the state and called for more support and cooperation from the public to enable the corps effectively discharge its functions.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the command recorded 1,204 cases comprised of 321 criminal and 883 civil cases in 2017.