The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has said that it lost seven of its officers in the line of duty in Niger State within the year.
The Niger State commandant of the corps, Haruna Bala Zurmi, made this known while briefing newsmen on the command’s stewardship in 2021.
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He said the command received 1, 578 cases bothering on criminal breach of trust, burglary, theft, assault, land disputes and debt, among others.
He said the command also recovered over N56.98million within the period under review, saying that the funds were returned to the rightful owners.
Zurmi explained that 147 civil cases were referred to the peace and conflict management unit for alternative disputes resolution.
He explained that 1,428 out of the 1,578 were resolved; 15 cases were prosecuted with eight convictions.