Pipeline vandalism has claimed lives and is causing Nigeria so much loss of revenue.

But the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is tackling it headlong with the use of modern technology in its monitoring of public infrastructure.

The NSCDC Spokesperson, Emmanuel Okeh, said the agency’s modern forensic unit will boost its ground operations.

According to the‎ Commandant-General of the Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, the monitoring improvement at the basic Training Programme for Forensic Desk Officers with focus on “Fundamentals of Forensics in Evidence Collection, Analysis and Litigation support".

“The establishment of the forensic unit is one of our responses to the challenges we sometimes face within the Criminal Justice System.

“This facility will continue to provide litigation support for the Corps and the Country at large.” Muhammadu said.‎

Represented by the Acting Deputy Commandant-General in charge of Operations, Hillary Made, he stressed that the training is crucial, especially in the area of analysing evidence for prosecution of those working against the progress and development of the country.

One thing he said the corps needed was good record keeping and critical analysis for further investigation and prosecution.

Earlier, the Guest Speaker, the Army Provost Marshal, Brigadier-General Ayuba Hamman said that all law enforcement agencies require training in forensics as a pre-requisite for the proper discharge of their responsibilities.