The death of Action Alliance Chieftain in Imo State, Mr Ndubuisi Emenike, through an accidental discharge by an operative of the NSCDC, has left the security agency under serious scrutiny.
Owing to this, the Commandant General of the corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has declared an immediate ban on the display of firearms especially in public places by the Civil Defence armed squad.
General Abdullahi made this know when he paid a condolence visit to the former governor of Imo state and serving Senator Rochas Okorocha, where he commiserated with Sen. Okorocha over the demise of an illustrious son of the state.
Abdullahi declared that the decree was necessitated by the need to prevent future occurrences of such costly accident.
He further warned that any personnel caught buoyantly displaying firearms in whatever circumstances or during any public occasion will be at risk of dismissal.
The CG assured Senator Okorocha and the entire people of Imo State that the alleged shooter of the chieftain would face a decisive judgment without any compromise whatsoever.
“Henceforth, it has become an offence for armed bearers to stay within the immediate perimeters of any occasion; they must keep a 50 meters distance away from events or party venues,
”As the head of a disciplined and responsible organization, the condolence visit is necessary to commiserate and identify with the people of Imo state at this period of mourning,” Abdullahi Gana said.
Gana thereafter warned all state commandants and representatives to ensure their branches are in order and ensure that their personnel exhibits the highest form of professionalism and discipline wherever they find themselves.
He, once again, expressed his regrets over the incident and assured that the Corps is with the family in prayers and will be paying their personal condolence visits to the immediate family of the deceased in Imo and Lagos state very soon.