The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has called for the peaceful settlement over the alleged killing of the corps personnel by two officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Corps Commandant-General, Abdullahi Gana, made the appeal in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by the Corps Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Okeh on Friday in Abuja.
NAN reports that an NSCDC Assistant Superintendent, Ogar Jumbo, was beaten to death by some policemen at Nyanya on Wednesday in Abuja.
NSCDC FCT Commandant, Solomon Iyamu while addressing personnel at the FCT Command quoted the CG as making the appeal after the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Bala Ciroma had visited him in his Office.
Gana had assured that he was on top of the situation and the matter was seriously addressed by the Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Abubukar Adamu alongside himself.
He said that they had resolved that the perpetrators will be brought to book and the family will get justice.
He advised all personnel of the Corps to be law abiding and to avoid taking laws into their hands in the name of any vindictive action as the matter was under control.
”There is need to exercise restraint despite the flying tempers among personnel in other to avoid an escalation of the situation.
“There is no existing rancour between the Nigeria Police and the NSCDC,” he said.
Iyamu also advised personnel to see the police as partners in progress with the mindset for cooperation and synergy towards achieving a common national goal as there was no alternative to peace.
”I appeal to officers and men of the corps to take the incident as an act of God despite the fact that the unjust killing was perpetrated by men of a sister agency,” he said. (NAN)