The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Plateau Command, said on Monday that it arrested 107 suspected vandals and perpetrators of other crimes in the state in 2018.
Mr. Obasa Tanimu, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), disclosed this in an interview in Jos.
Tanimu added that the command also sealed three illegal private security guard companies within the period under review.
According to him, the command has been able to secure 21 convictions from the arrests made, with 27 cases currently on-going.
He further said that the aforementioned three illegal private guard companies were sealed for failing to adhere to the guidelines for setting up such company.
Tanimu advised the public against hiring guards from unregistered guard companies as they could constitute serious security threat to them.
He further advised residents of the state to check with NSCDC before hiring a guard from any security guards company to ensure that they were registered.
The PRO also said that in 2008, the command organised a workshop on the benefits of violence-free elections in the state, where youths drawn from the 17 Local Government Areas of the state participated.
He explained that the youths were sensitised to the benefits of violence-free elections and the consequences/implications of selling their votes.