Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi, has dissolved the corps’ anti-vandalism units nationwide.
Audi gave the dissolution order during a meeting with senior officers and all state commandants of the corps on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the action was sequel to insinuations and reports in the public domain that security operatives were likely involved in oil theft and related crimes.
“There are also reports that our officers are doing their jobs, but not satisfactorily enough,” he said.
The commandant-General said the squad would be reconstituted in due time for better service delivery.
He noted that the issue of oil theft had been of great concern to the federal government and warned that the corps would not condone sabotage or compromise in the protection of oil installations.
He also directed that all illegal roadblocks by the anti-vandalism squads be dismantled immediately.
“We have gotten information that some roadblocks were not approved, so those are the ones that will be dismantled,” he said.
A recent viral video had also shown some NSCDC personnel in act of extortion.
Audi directed an investigative and disciplinary panel to look into the situation surrounding the report in the video and suggest disciplinary actions to be taken if any.