NSCDC Reacts To Killing Of Senatorial Candidate, Emenike Ndubuisi



The Leadership of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has launched an investigation into the killing of Senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo North senatorial district Ndubuisi Emenike.

Mr Ndubisi was killed by an NSCDC official attached to the VIP during the victory party held for Miriam Onuoha winner of the just concluded Okigwe North Federal Constituency election.

Briefing newsmen in Owerri the Imo state capital, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Mohamadu who spoke through the Imo state commandant Raji Ibrahim described the incident as a very unfortunate one.

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He said the agency has commenced a thorough investigation into the matter to ascertain the true course of the action.

The Commandant General further noted that the NSCDC does not accept accidental discharge as a genuine reason for killing anyone, adding that even though it was reported that the NSCDC official was clearing the road when his rifle was hit by another person and the bullet went out to hit Emenike, it still does not stop a full investigation and due punishment if found culpable.

While commiserating with the family of the deceased and indigenes of Imo state, the State Commandant said a query has already been issued to the officer even while in detention.

Insecurity: Interior Minister Indicts Political Class Over Pace Of Attacks

The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has indicted the nation’s political class for the high level of insecurity and the spate of killings and loss of property, saying their utterances and deeds have continued to unsettle the polity.

He was speaking in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital during a courtesy call on the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, after the commissioning of an administrative block and 36 unit staff quarters at the Civil Defense College of Security Management.

The Minister pointed an accusing finger at the political class for the level of insecurity in the country, while soliciting the cooperation and support of traditional rulers in ensuring peace in the country.

The Minister also used the opportunity to deny any merger of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, with the Nigeria Police as being clamoured for in some quarters.

The paramount ruler, while giving assurances of his support, however, demanded the issuance of diplomatic passport for traditional rulers to further straighten the respect for traditional rulers.

Giving his goodwill message at the occasion, the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, challenged government at all levels, irrespective of party affiliation to always give ample support to security agencies in the country.

The Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Dr. Ade Abolurin, said that the College of Security Management was established to provide human capital development in the security sector, as well as to reengineer and strengthen the capacity of security agencies.

NSCDC Charges Suspected Kidnapper To Court

The kwara state branch of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) charged one Mr Basiru Ishola  to court for alledgedly kidnapping three children.

Mr Ishola who is a resident of Okekere in Ilorin, kwara state was said to have lured this children with bread and biscuit at the point where the children usually collect free meals to break their fast. When searched, charms were found in his possession.

While addressing journalists, the state commandant, Mr Yerima Gana explained that the suspect was arrested on 26th of July 2013 following an alert by residents of the area.

The state commandant therefore advised parents to pay closer attention to their children and stop engaging them in activities that may take them far away from home. He noted that neglect of children also could pave way for these evils to be perpetuated in our environment.

After questioning the suspect could not still provide a genuine reason for abducting the three girls as his responses to questions were incoherent.


FG hands over arms to Civil Defence Corp

In a bid to further boost the nation’s security, the federal government on Thursday, donated arms and ammunition to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).

The Minister of Interior, Abba Muro, who presented the arms and ammunition to officials of the Corps 1 Division in Kaduna, stated that the arms will be used to complement the corps in fighting crime.

The Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ade Abolurin assured that the corps personnel have been sufficiently trained to use arms properly.

NSCDC as a paramilitary organisation is commissioned to provide measures against threat and any form of attack or disaster against the Nigeria state and its citizenry.

There has been growing calls for officers of the corp to be provided with arms in view of the growing challenge faced across the country, to enable them support the police in its fight against crime.