‎NSCDC deploys drones to curb pipeline vandalism


The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said it is deploying drones to halt the incessant cases of pipeline vandalism in the creeks of the Niger Delta, Vanguard reports.

Commandant General of the Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu disclosed this Monday in Abuja at a pre-event news conference ahead of a two-day workshop to train security officials and other stakeholders on the use of modern techniques and equipment in securing critical national assets and public infrastructure. Represented by the Assistant Commandant General in charge of National Assets and Critical Infrastructure, Jonathan Iyogho, and that of Training, Ibrahim Ningi, the civil defence boss also stated that the corps has established Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) in some locations to monitor power sector infrastructure.

“In the past, we used to think of deploying our men but take for instance, the oil and gas sector where you have thousands of pipelines. How many men would you even deploy in those areas? So, we are instead deploying technology. We have a Command and Control Centre which is the C5 where the activities of our men are viewed and also where there is a security breach regarding any infrastructure, we immediately alert the closest unit to take action. We are using drones to access those areas that are otherwise not easily accessible, especially in the creeks and in certain very remote locations”, he said.