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Attack: My men acted in self-defence, says NSCDC Commandant



Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday said its officials deployed to protect oil facilities in Ikarama community shot in self-defence when attacked by community youths.

NSCDC Commandant in the state, Godwin Nwachukwu, said the operation was within the rules of engagement of the corps.

He added that the command had acted in response to reports of increased sabotage of oil facilities and deployed men to arrest suspects behind the vandalism.

He said members of the community had ambushed men of the NSCDC, who were on their legitimate duties at the oilfields.

New Telegraph, February 23, 2018


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