The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom State Command has called on Nigerians to cooperate with all security agencies to defeat the raging insecurity in the country.
The State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr Abidemi Majekodunmi said this in his maiden press briefing in Uyo on Saturday.
Majekodunmi said that modern security management was driven by information which the security agencies need in combating kidnapping, banditry and other heinous crimes facing the nation.
“Crimes are committed by human beings not ghost and criminals are part of the community, all of us should be security conscious.
“The need to see something and say same is very essential as part of the social contract between the government and the citizens.
“Government cannot exist in isolation but through the support of the people. The people must play the corresponding side of the obligation to support the government.
“Government is the representation of the people. Nigeria is so fortunate to be a democratic nation and participation is the cardinal aspect of the game,” Majekodunmi said.
The commandant said that NSCDC was committed to the protection of government assets and critical infrastructure from vandals.
“Civil Defense is an establishment that is saddled with cardinal objectives, among which are to ensure that we fight vandals in such a way that the Nigeria economy is protected.
“We also have the responsibility to ensure the protection of critical national infrastructure,” he said.
The commandant said that the unity of the nation remains sacrosanct as provided by the law, adding that the security agencies would continue to play its role in protecting the territorial integrity of the nation.
“The unity of Nigeria is sacrosanct and non-negotiable. Whatever we do, we will work in consonance with other critical stakeholders to instill confidence in the Nigerian people,” he said.
Majekodunmi, who was posted from Cross River to Akwa Ibom two weeks ago, promised to be civil in dealing with members of the public and called for useful information concerning criminal elements in the state.