Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has protested the choice of colour for the branding of the vehicles donated for the Onitsha Ado Vigilante Network.
Indigenes of commercial city of the state had floated a security outfit known as Onitsha Ado Vigilante Network to check the increasing wave of crime in the commercial city.
The Corps which said the colour conflicted with that of the corps, demanded immediate repainting of all the vehicles belonging to the security operatives to avoid clash of interest.
A statement by the State Commandant, Comdt David Bille wondered why the initiators of the security outfit could not have factored in the color conflicts before unveiling the same colours to the public.
The statement read in part, “The attention of the Anambra State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC has been drawn to the crested vehicles painted in Civil Defence Colours presented to Onitsha Ado Vigilante Network.
“The corps while appreciating the Onitsha community for taking a bold step in complimenting the functions of federal security agencies in the fight against crimes and criminality in the state, urges the community to as a matter of urgency effect a change of colours on the said vehicles to avoid clash of interest.
“The Commandant wonders why the initiators of the said vigilante network could not have known that white, red and black colours are being used by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, before unveiling the same colours to the Public.”