The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has warmed residents of the state against patronising illegal security outfits for their security needs.
A statement by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Oluwole Olusegun, disclosed that the corps has trained 215 private security guards in the state in 2017.
It quoted the commandant of the corps, Mr John Adewoye, as disclosing this on Wednesday during the closing ceremony of a three-day special training organised by the corps for private security guards in the state.
According to Adewoye, the training would make the guards physically and mentally fit for tasks ahead of them and to be abreast of information about the need to assist security agencies with intelligence information.
He commended the participants for their perseverance as the training ended on Wednesday.
Mr Fadina Michael, Assistant Commandant, Head of Private Guards Company Department of the corps, urged members of the public to patronise registered Private Guards Companies (PGCs).
Michael also advised the public to furnish NSCDC with information of suspected illegal security outfits in their neigbourhoods.