A security outfit in Abuja, Nigeria, called the AMAC Marshal has commenced retraining of its staff to combat unholy activities in rural areas within the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC.
The AMAC Marshal general, Mr Isyaku Kasimu Chicha made this disclosure when he received top officials of the council led by the Chairman of AMAC, Hon. Abdulahi Adamu Candido in its headquarters in Abuja Nigeria’s capital.
While acknowledging the fresh mandate given to its staff, he urged the Marshal staff to pay more attention to the instructors in order to utilize the new knowledge acquired during the training to combat criminal activities within the AMAC communities.
He said that, “the perpetrators of crimes helped fuel the narrative that some of them lives in our communities, so the Marshal staff should take note and work with community leaders to see it as their responsibility to pass this information to nooks and crannies of this area council to be wary of the kind of persons they live with, so that we don’t keep in our homes and communities people we don’t trust, and also report such suspicious person with questionable character nor group to conventional security agencies”
According to him, “ before the administration came to power, the persistent criminal activities such as kidnapping by ‘one chance’ usually perpetrated by taxi drivers along Bannex axis, jabi axis and Ahmadu Bello Express way, even trycle Keke Napep riders, that uses their own means to perpetrate crimes related to hand bag and handsets snatching, robbery and kidnapping along Apo axis, Gwarinpa axis.
” While the riders of Motorcycle purpularly known as okada, uses its own means to rob the members of the public in criminal activities related to pick and rob in areas such as Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Karu, Kurudu, Arozo, Karshi axis, Gwagwa, Karmo, idu and Jiwa area etc”, he added.
He said the intelligence/ information gathering so far by its men, revealed that criminal activities such as cultism, break and entry, robbery is also still on the rise.
“More importantly, this security retraining of AMAC Marshal staff is coming against the backdrop of series of report it gathered in rural areas”, he pointed out .
The AMAC Marshal general said, “part of the retraining activities includes: routine drilling, self defense, intelligent intelligence and surveillance, stakeholders engagement, monitoring, evaluation and research amongst others”.
Mr Chicha further commended the council chairman over his effort to in sustaining the security outfit and maintained that the introduction of AMAC Marshal in the council has averted mayhem and civil unrest through its intelligent security report given to conventional security agencies.