Gombe: CSO Applauds NSCDC



The proactive initiatives taken by  Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu to restore peace and prevent breakdown of peace after 9 persons lost their lives in a tragic accident in Gombe State  has been applauded by a Civil Society Organisation, Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative, (CWAI ). The nine persons died when an accident occurred during a procession by the Boys Brigade.

Taking steps to contain the situation, the Civil Defence boss,  Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu  in his condolence message regrets the unfortunate incident that took place and commiserated with the bereaved families, the Church members, the government and the people of Gombe State.  He lamented that the incident has no religious correlation and that the officer in question was not on official assignment and the vehicle was his private car and cannot be misconstrued to be a planned action, and  cautioned against the misinterpretation of this incidence so as to avoid mayhem and reprisal attacks. He also  thanked the people for their patience and understanding.

In a press release,  the Executive Secretary and Director of Media of CWAI, Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele and Comrade James Okoronkwo respectively,  commended the NSCDC leadership for the prompt first responder’s  action taken by the CG and other measures he  embarked upon  in the restoration of peace and the amicable settlement of the issue with the Gombe State government and the people,   plus the immediate action and policy statement initiated that henceforth all personnel of the Civil Defence Corps must undergo psychological profiling and directed the Forensic Psychological Unit of the Corps to work out modalities for executing same to prevent future occurences

In the release, CWAI also recalled that the CG also emphasized that the Corps will embark on massive training and re-training programs for all personnel irrespective of the cadre in line with best global practices.

They commended the bold initiative of the NSCDC leadership by sending a high-powered delegation from the Headquarters headed by Dr. Emmanuel Adeoye, Deputy Commandant-General in charge of crisis management to visit and pay condolences to the government of Gombe State, the Church and the bereaved families and also reiterated on the need for the personnel to be cautious in dealing with the public as anyone found culpable will be liable to punishment.

They CSO further urged  all Nigerians to support the human face leadership of NSCDC so as to restore peace and the reduction of criminalities and vandalism of critical national assets across the country

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