Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command has sealed two unregistered private guard companies for non-renewal of licence .
Also the command arrested nine security men for illegal operation.
Commandant of NSCDC in Oyo State, Iskilu Akinsanya, said this during a sensitisation programme for desk officers of private guard companies across all divisions in the state .
Mr Akinsanya, who said that the nine arrested private guards are staff of Guards of Blakes Security; Proactive Security; and Leaders of Men Security, have been detained for working with unlicensed private guard companies..
The commandant said, “nine guards were arrested and have been detained for working with three unlicensed private guard companies. Unrenewed licensed and unregistered private guard companies are restricted from carrying out operation because it is illegal and an economy sabotage.
“Patronise registered private guard companies or face sanction. Two private guard companies, GH Security and Strongarm Security Limited, were sealed for non-renewal of licences and also nine guards of Blakes Security, Proactive Security and Leaders of Men Security for illegal operations were arrested.”
Akinsanya warned residents of the state, including community development associations, companies and individuals, to desist from patronising unlicensed security guard companies in a bid to avert the increasing cases of crime in the state.
He also enjoined community leaders and landlords to stop patronising illegal security guards companies but to contract licensed security outfit for a safer environment and in order for NSCDC to adequately and efficiently monitor our community devoid of crime.