- Senator Okorocha laments the death of Engineer Ndubuisi Emenike, a politician killed by security personnel in Imo
- Okorocha describes the murdered politician as a son who had vision and leadership potentials
- The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) boss, Abdullahi Gana, has reportedly barred public display of arms by personnel of the agency
Senator Rochas Okorocha, in the morning of Wednesday, January 29, decried the unfortunate death of Engineer Ndubuisi Emenike, the former senatorial candidate who was recently gunned down by bullets from a security agent.
Emenike was killed by an alleged accidental discharge by a supposed security aide and personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) attached to one of the victim's friends.
Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state, described Emenike as "a son with enormous leadership and entrepreneurial potentials."
Okorocha said the death of the politician is "a huge loss to Nigeria and the entire Africa, because the young man possessed great potentials and a beautiful heart that would have made the world a better place."
A statement by Jones Fcc Onwuasoanya, Okorocha's media aide, said the senator spoke when the commandant-general of the NSCDC, CG Abdullahi Gana, paid him a condolence visit in Abuja.
The statement further quoted the public relations officer of the NSCDC, DCC Okeh Emmanuel, as saying that the CG assured the Imo West senator (Okorocha) and the entire people of the state that the organisation would take decisive and uncompromising action against the officer who fired the shot that killed the vibrant young politician.
The commandant-general also reportedly ordered an immediate ban on public display of firearms by its personnel at public gatherings.
He further reportedly declared it an offence for any arms-bearing personnel of the NSCDC to be seen within 50 metres at any public gathering.
The NSCDC boss, the statement said, ordered all state commandants of the corps to ensure full compliance with the directive.
According to the statement, the CG would soon pay a condolence visit to the family of the slain politician, who has been described as a philanthropist in Imo and Lagos state in order to convey the agency's deep condolences and regrets.
Legit.ng reports that the NSCDC recently spoke up on the killing of the politician.
Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, the commander-general of the NSCDC, has said that the death of Emenike was both unfortunate and sad.
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