One NSCDC Personnel allegedly killed, Commandant injured.Adunni Adetola
Men of the Squadron-18 Mobile Police, Owerri Imo State invaded the State Command premises of the Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corp(NSCDC) along Okigwe road OWERRI mid afternoon, on Monday 25th April, 22 requesting for the release of one of their men arrested & detained by the Civil Defence for an offence yet unknown.
An eye witness who preferred anonymous told our correspondent that after their request met series of refusal to release the mobile police man in their custody.
The overly enraged Mopol men went into chaos beating & heavily attacking both the men & facilities at the Corp Premise.
In the process the State Civil Defence Commandant, Mr. MO Ogar who came out to address the situation was also heavily attacked, beaten up, his uniform torn & striped off. That act led the issue to degenerate to exchange of gun battle between men of the sister Para-military agencies that resulted to the unfortunate Death of a NSCDC Personnel and lot others seriously wounded.
It was learnt that the Mobile Police released their men in custody & whisked away the Commandant alongside with them.
The unfortunate situation kept the residence of the City in a state of complete disorder and confusion.
A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Movement Against Corruption (MAC) has called for arrest and prosecution of police officer behind the attack on Imo state Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The moment in a statement issued by its convener, Pius Ga’ar said such rascality by men in uniform must not be allowed to go unpunished.
He said the trigger happy police officers must face the wrath of the law to serve as deterrent to other.
“We as a movement question the behaviour of these officers and want the the Inspector General of Police to prosecute them.
“We also believe that the police officers involve should be treated as criminals because they know something about the explosion at the bunkering site.
” little wonder why the attack took place while the commandant was returning from Abacheke, where hundreds of people died at bunkery site.
Were the officers angry at the swift response of the NSCDC commandant? What was the officer on question doing in that area and in plain clothe? For him not to be dressed in uniform is an indication that he was there for criminal activity.
“We are calling on president Muhammadu Buhari and the IG to swing in to action so as to continue to support the NSCDC in its mandate of protecting critical infrastructure of government.”