Reps move to stop mishandling of firearms, invite IGP Adamu, NSCDC boss

Reps move to stop mishandling of firearms, invite IGP Adamu, NSCDC boss

- The House of Representatives to invite Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu over the issue of mishandling of firearms by security personnel

- The lawmakers are also to extend an invitation to the commandant general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu following a reported accidental discharge by an officer of the NSCDC

- Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the deputy majority whip of the House cautions security personal against using force as the first point of action

The House of Representatives has resolved to invite the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, as it investigates the mishandling of firearms by security personnel.

The lawmakers are also to invite the commandant general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu over the issue, Channels TV reports.

The lower House arrived at the decision to invite both security chiefs shortly after it deliberated on a motion by the deputy majority whip, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, on the need to investigate the spate of accidental discharge by security personnel and to forestall the killing of innocent Nigerians.

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Onyejeocha said there was a need for the House to direct the Nigerian police and other security agencies to educate their personnel against using force as the first point of action.

The invitation extended to the commandant general of the NSCDC followed the killing of Ndubuisi Emenike, a senatorial aspirant by an officer of the corps in what was described as an accidental discharge.

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Meanwhile, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, have thrown their weights behind the immediate legislation of Operation Amotekun.

Legit.ng reports that the duo spoke at the 2020 edition of the Oodua festival in Ile-Ife, Osun state.

The foremost monarch, however, admonished southwest legislatures in their respective states to fast track the process that would make Amotekun lawful and achievable.

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The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, also reiterated the need to legalise the new initiative, stressing that Nigerians abroad can now bring investors that can help develop the country.

The guest lecturer, Abiodun Agboola from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in his remarks, said the Yoruba culture is like a nexus that can lead the race to greatness. He said the victory achieved through Amotekun showcases the beauty of having all of us speak in one voice.

In another report, the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has commended the Nigerian Military in its effort to tackle activities of insurgents in the state and northeast in general.

The governor while speaking during his visit to troops of the 144 Battalion of the Nigerian Army base in Madagali, said the military has restored peace and tranquillity in the region.

He also commended the Nigerian Military and its troops for rekindling consistent hopes for the people of the area.

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Meanwhile, every key government reform comes with sacrifices, especially if it has to do with blocking the means through which corrupt public officials perpetrate their evil acts.

Such was the experience of the former governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Dankwambo, for the lead role he played in bringing about the Treasury Single Account (TSA), a unified account system designed to block financial fraud, The Nation reports.

Dankwambo recently at a book launch narrated how his role in the TSA reform put his life under threat.

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