Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Friday, July 15, rescued a two-month old baby who was abandoned by her mother by a roadside in Rivers State. The baby girl, was discovered by the officials who were patrolling along the New Elelenwo Manifold in Akpajo, Eleme LGA Rivers State during a heavy rain.
She was kept inside a carton of noodles by the side of the road. The baby who was in a critical condition at the time due to exposure to the rain was rushed to the welfare department of the NSCDC where prompt medical attention was given to her and she was stabilized.
Helen Amakiri, the State Commandant of the NSCDC said her men saw the carton and out of curiosity decided to check it and saw the baby. She also stated that the baby will be sent to the Social Welfare Department of the Ministry of Women Affairs.
Meanwhile, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has disclosed that it had destroyed over 250 illegal refineries and made over 118 arrests in the last one year.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Corps spokesperson, Emmanuel Okeh, at the weekend in Abuja.
The statement quoted the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana, as disclosing this in his office.
He said over 40 suspects had also been convicted since he assumed duty in July 2015.
Gana said the pro-activeness of the Corps Anti-Vandal Squad in the Niger-Delta area and other oil communities in clamping on the illegal activities of the suspects brought about the feat based on intelligence report.
The NSCDC boss said the Corps had been partnering with NNPC in ensuring adequate distribution of petroleum products to all filling stations across the country as well as checkmating the activities of unscrupulous marketers.
He said the establishment of the Command and Control Centre had assisted the Corps in monitoring all the pipelines in the Niger Delta.
He stressed that the Command and Control Centre “operates 24 hours for the purpose of surveillance of the pipelines in order to clamp down on vandals.”
Gana said the introduction of the Centre led to the establishment of Nigeria Security Energy Command (NISEC) for training of its personnel.