…as Command holds peace and security summit, book launch

The Edo State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commandant Dan Samuel, has advocated equipping residents of the state with security-related knowledge in order to make them less vulnerable to criminal attacks.

The Commandant stated this in an interview with The Nigerian Observer on the sidelines of a peace and security summit and book launch organised by the Edo State Command of the NSCDC on Tuesday.

The summit, which held at the Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub in Benin City, the state capital, had the theme ‘Insecurity in Edo State: The Causes and the Way Out for Peaceful Co-Existence’.

Samuel, author of the book titled ‘Alternative Approach to Countering Terrorism’ which was launched at the summit, said acquiring security-related knowledge will help people become more knowledgeable and less vulnerable to criminal attacks.

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“Daily reports of attacks, killings, clashes, protests, etc., especially kidnappings, which I view as acts of terrorism, are published in newspapers and media outlets. I felt compelled to develop something based on my experience and knowledge to help the people of Edo State prevent attacks from their enemies by arming them with knowledge,” Samuel said.

“I am confident that those to whom I have imparted knowledge will spread it to others. I think that this information ought to reach all parts of Edo State.

“I think that if the residents of Edo State are motivated, they would be concerned about security and the intensity of attacks will decrease,” he said.

Also speaking with The Nigerian Observer, the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Edo State Command, Deputy Superintendent Ogbefor Efosa, said the summit was organised to inform the public about how to deal with the challenge of insecurity.

“In this state, the issue of insecurity has grown to be concerning. By God’s help, the NSCDC was able to put together this programme today to inform the public about how to deal with the problem of insecurity,” he said.