NSCDC warns new recruits against accidental discharge, intimidation of citizens


By Palma Ileye

Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Capital Territory, Command, Olusola Odumosu has warned personnel of the Corps against accidental discharge.

Odumosu in a press release issued by CSC Idoko Samuel, CDPRO, FCT gave the warning at the passing out parade of the 532 officers of the 2022/2023 recruits after six months of rigorous training in Abuja.

He also charged the new personnel to be diligent in their duty, be professional in arms handling and to carry out all their assignments with utmost caution.

“In NSCDC there is nothing like accidental discharge. Once you find yourself holding a weapon, rules of engagement must continually sound in your head, your rifle is as safe as you want it to be.

“You have been trained in weapons handling. This is one aspect of your job that you have to tread with utmost caution.

“Respect the fundamental human rights of all Nigerians and be guarded by our watchword humility and integrity in service delivery.

“Note also that, you are also expected to maintain a high level of discipline, professionalism and competence in the discharge of your duties. Your uniform and weapon must not be used to intimidate or harass any citizens,” the Commandant warned.

The FCT Commandant also said the Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi spared no resources in ensuring that the graduands were properly trained therefore, to who much is given, much was expected.

He stressed that the Command under his watch has the capacity, manpower, the professional know how and the motivation and to carry out the assignment as contained in our Acts.

He said, “As you receive your postings to different departments, Units, Area Commands or Divisions, ensure you put in your best towards fulfilling our mandate.

“We must as a matter of urgency bring an end to acts of vandalism in the FCT by providing adequate security for all critical national assets and infrastructure within our jurisdiction.

“We must also arrest those who are sabotaging the effort of government in maintaining peace and order in the country, as well as other related crime.”