Ordinarily, provision of security for all is one of core responsibilities of government. Nigeria is a country with over 200 million population.
Both government and officials of Nigeria Police has repeatedly admitted to shortage of manpower and personnel within the force.
This is a gap private companies have taken up to close by floating top-level security outfits.
The business of private security outfits is growing rapidly, owing to security challenges faced in Nigeria.
Some of these private security agencies are so professional and well trained that biggest multinationals, banks and top politicians now use them to compliment and alternate the Police.
In this post, Nigeria Informer will be stating some of the best private security outfits in Nigeria. These security companies will be listed in no particular order.
Top 5 Best Private Security Companies In Nigeria
Kings Guard Nigeria Limited
Kings Guard was established in the year 1992. It is one of most popular private security outfits in Nigeria mostly used by banks, corporate offices and fast food restaurants.
The headquarters of Kings Guards is located at km 10, Lekki-Epe expressway near round about Lekki Lagos. Kings Guard provides following security services:
- On- site Guarding
- Fire and safety services
- Integrated Guarding
- Electronics security
- Remote Guarding
- Mobile guarding
Kings Guard also provides consultancy and reception protocol services. It is one of most reputable private security outfits in Nigeria.
Graylincs Security Services (GSS)
Graylincs security services is one of the most sought-after private security outfits in Nigeria.
The company apart from the traditional provision of security to hotels, homes, schools, banks and Offices, they also provide personal escorts and bouncers.
GSS provides the following services for their clients:
- Security Guards for private residence, hotels, schools, banks and other business facilities
- Provide Protection for Company Assets and Installation Security Training Services
- Armed Guards/Escort (Mobile Police) CCTV supplies and installation
- Event security
- Personal Protection/Body Guard
- CCTV Surveillance /Monitoring
- Protocol and Escort duties
- Provision of security dogs and handlers
The headquarters of Graylincs Security Services is situated at Anambra State. They can be located at Plot 77 Eagles Hill Estate, George-Lyn Road Off Enugu Onitsha Expressway Awka, Anambra State.
Halogen group is formerly known as Halogen Security Company Limited. The company was established in 1992 and have been providing security services for hotels, offices and individuals for more than two decades.
The headquarters of Halogen is located at 19, Mobolaji Bank, Anthony way Ikeja Lagos. Halogen provides security for top multinationals like Access bank, Total, Unilever, Eko hotel etc. Some of Halogen services are:
- End to end travel security and security in motion
- Digitally connected remote surveillance and monitoring
- Virtual and cyber security
- Technology assisted physical security and event security
- Security education
Damog Guards is one of leading private security companies in Nigeria. It was established in 1994.
The company operates offices and branches in major cities in Nigeria. Their security services include:
- VIP protection
- Asset and business protection
- Residential protection
- Concierge security
- Security Training consultancy
- Background checks
- Event security management
Synergy Guards Nigeria Limited
Synergy Guards is one of major security outfits in Nigeria with good reputation. The company is a break out of Synergy Guards based in United Kingdom.
Some of the biggest clients of synergy are Gtbank, KFC, GLO, MTN, Lexus, Shell and Federal Ministry of Aviation.
Headquarters of Synergy Guards is situated at Opic Plaza Suite 003 Adjoining Sheraton Hotel Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Ikeja Lagos. Some of Synergy Guards services are:
- Mobile patrol
- Construction site security
- Traffic Marshall / banksmen
- Static guarding
- Key holding and alarm response
- Event security
- Empty property security
- Residential security
- Aviation security
- Retail security
- CCTV system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week remote monitoring
These are some of the best private security company from over one thousand nine hundred (1900) NSCDC licensed private security company in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, before one can float a private security outfits, it must be licensed by Nigeria Securities and Civil Defence Corps and Federal ministry of interior.