405 cases were reportedly received by the Nasarawa State branch of the NSCDC between January and September 2016.
Alhaji Lawan Bashir-Kano, the state NSCDC Commandant, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that the reports led to the arrest of some criminal elements in the state.
He said that the reports aided the efforts of its operatives in combating crime in the state.
“Our mandate is to ensure the peaceful coexistence among the people of the diverse ethnic, religious and political groups is been sustained so as to achieve speedy development in the country.
“That is why the command is up and doing in tackling crime of various kinds in the state, so that every citizen whether in the rural or urban area can go about their normal activities without fear of intimidation or attacks.
“I want to disclose to you that from January 2016 to date, the command has received a total number of 405 cases which includes both criminal cases such as vandalism, rape, theft among others and civil cases.
“Out of these 405 cases, we referred 198 for investigation and the rest are not for investigation rather than for mediation between the complainants and the respondent so as to bring peace among themselves,” he said.
He said the command received 41 cases in January and February, 32 cases in March, 54 in April, 49 in May, 58 in June, 61 in July, 70 in August and 40 in September.
Bashir-Kano said that the command synergised with the police and other sister security agencies to ensure a crime-free society.
The commandant said that the NSCDC transferred 71 cases to police for prosecution, and appealed to the public to always give vital information to the command to curtail criminal activities in the state.
He appreciated the people and the media for their continued support to the corps and called for its sustenance.