Civil Defence Cautions Officers Against Use of Arms on Citizens

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(Last Updated On: 2016-12-01)

Oluwatosin Lamidi

 

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammadu, has cautioned officers of the corps to be wary of using arms against innocent citizens.

Muhammadu who gave the warning in Badagry, Lagos during the passing out parade of 200 officers and men of the corps trained by the Nigerian Army in handling arms and other combat drills said, “Accidental discharge is a capital offence in the NSCDC. You have been trained on how to handle of arms; this should guide you in the discharge of your duties.”

Muhammadu who was represented by the Assistant Commandant-General, Zone A, Lagos, Mr. Waheed Popoola, said accidental discharge was not permitted by anyone in the corps.

Accordding to him, the training was to improve the necessary skills required of men of the corps and enhance their performance in the discharge of their official duties.

He said, “Anyone that misuses arms will never go near it again. The four-week training is meant to help corps personnel discharge their responsibilities as expected of them.’’

Muhammadu, who commended the Army and Lagos State Government for their assistance, however, requested for more equipment.

The Commandant, Lagos State Command NSCDC, Mr Tajundeen Balogun, who expressed joy over the training, stressed that with the calibre of officers of the corps, life and property would be protected in the state.

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