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Police killing of civil defence officer an act of God - NSCDC commandant
Kess Ewubare|March. 23, 2019
- Solomon Iyamu, the commandant in charge of NSCDC in Abuja condoles his men over the killing of one of their colleagues
- Iyamu says the leadership of both the police and the NSCDC are looking into the matter
Solomon Iyamu, the commandant in charge of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abuja, has urged his men to see the police killing of their colleague as an act of God despite the fact that the unjust killing was perpetrated by police officers.
Iyamu made the statement when addressing NSCDC officers at his Wuse Zone 5, Office, Abuja, over their death of their colleague, Premium Times reports.
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“Following the death of Ochigbo Jumbo Ogar (ASCI), an officer formerly serving at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, the commandant in charge of the command, Mr Iyamu, has appealed to his officers and men to take the incident as an act of God, despite the fact that the unjust killing was perpetrated by men of a sister agency,” a statement from the NSCDC read.
The commandant was said to have made the statement shortly after the Abuja police commissioner, Bala Ciroma, paid a condolence visit to the Civil Defence office.
Iyamu told his officers that the leadership of both the police and the NSCDC were looking into the matter.
“There is no alternative to peace...Therefore, all of you should continue to see the police as our partners in progress with the mindset for cooperation and synergy towards," he said.
Meanwhile, the police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has taken into custody two of its officers who allegedly killed an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Nyanya, Abuja.
Late Ogar Jombo, an assistant superintendent of the NSCDC, was allegedly killed on Wednesday, March 20 in the presence of his wife and children, when he was stopped by the policemen for alleged violation of traffic rules.
The commissioner of police in the FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, who confirmed the arrest and detention of the officers to the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the incident.
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