TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH,2012
The bearing of arms by a section of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps
(NSCDC) known as Armed Squad has been described as a way of improving the efficiency of the para-military
organization in its core and general
Commandant of the Oyo State command
of the organization, Clement Adesuyi,
made this remark in a chat with journalists after the passing out parade
of the NSCDC Armed Squad Batch ‘A’ at
Letmauk Barrack, 81 Battalion, Mokola, Ibadan, last weekend. The bearing of arm training, which he said was part of fulfillment of one of the core mandates of the organization as spelt out in NSCDC Act No. 2 of 2003 as amended in Act 2007 would enable his personnel to function effectively alongside its sister agencies in confronting the security challenges facing the country.
Adesuyi said: “The army has taken its
time to train our officers and men on how to effectively bear and manage arms and ammunition and you must not use your arms to terrorize or intimidate the general public. You are always to show good examples worthy of emulation”. While reminding the 123 that graduated out of the 126 that were recruited for the training programme including 13 females, the commandant noted that “survival is the greatest instinct of human beings and the prize of internal liberty is vigilance”.
Earlier in his speech, the General Officer
Commanding (GOC), 2 Division, Nigerian
Army, Odogbo, Ibadan, Mohammed
Abubakar, had called for continued
collaboration between the army and
other security agencies in the country in addressing the national security
challenges. Abubakar, who was represented by Greg Omoreghe, said the power of synergy could haunt down the evil elements in the nation, stressing that the success of the training of the NSCDC Armed Squad was a testimony of the Nigerian Army’s efforts in maintaining healthy relationship with
other sister security agencies.