NLC, TUC Protest: Navy Avert Attack on Dawanau Grains Market in Kano

NLC, TUC Protest: Navy Avert Attack on Dawanau Grains Market in Kano

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The Nigerian Navy Logistics College, Dawakin Tofa Kano State, said it averted plot by hoodlums to unleash mayhem at Dawanau Grains market in the state during the NLC, TUC protest against subsidy removal yesterday.

The Commandant, Commodore UM Bugaje stated this on Thursday during a handing over ceremony after his almost two years tenure at the college.

According to him, the college received credible intel that some groups of hoodlums were planning to hijack the protest to loot warehouses and stores in the largest grains market in West Africa, similar to what happened in Yola, Adamawa State over the weekend.

Bugaje said upon receiving the intel, a special squad was raised and patrolled the market and its environs keeping the would-be looters away, adding that despite being a college, their presence has further strengthened security in the state.

“We have succeeded in securing the state from our own ends. Being a commercial state, one would expect cases of social vices but due to the synergy between us and other sister agencies in the state, we have been able to triumph over such cases”.

“Just yesterday, we stopped what would have been a catastrophe in Dawanau market. We were reliably informed that some persons were about to attack the Dawanau market which we quickly stopped by sending out our men to secure the market and the whole area”.

“We can confidently say the economy of the state thrives as result of the security we provide”, he added.

The Commandant added that though it has been a challenging experience, a lot have been achieved looking at the level of transformations in the college structurally and in its personnel expressing optimism that his successor, Commodore JK Adediji whom he knows very well is a gallant and diligent officer full of energy and initiatives and believes will even do more during his time to further develop the college.

On his part, the new Commandant JK Adediji applauded his predecessor for the remarkable achievements recorded and pledged to consolidate on his records.

He said, he would accord priority to the training of officers and men of the college, enhancement of their welfare and infrastructural improvement. He also revealed that he would follow up on the accreditation of some courses that are yet to be approved and ensure that courses approved but yet to commence are put to action.

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