US embassy’s narcotics bureau donates equipment to Civil Defense Corps to promote safety, security in Borno

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Personnel of Nigeria’s civil defence

On November 21, 2018, the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) handed over approximately $100’000 in equipment to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps’ Borno State Command. 

In an email to Apex News Wednesday, the equipment was donated to assist the NSCDC Borno Command in improving its administrative effectiveness in providing safety and security to the residents of Borno State.  The donated items consisted of a 40 kVA Generator, first aid kits and assorted electronic equipment. 

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, the NSCDC Commandant General, Muhammadu G.Abdullahi, officially commissioned the donated items to the Borno State Command. 

INL Country Director James Jewett II stated that the U.S. Government is committed to assisting the security agencies in Nigeria in building their capacity to better serve the citizens of Nigeria.  INL values the relationship we have developed with the NSCDC and we look to assist them further with training and equipment. 

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