By Tayo ABIOLA
All forms of indiscriminate handling of arms and ammunitions in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will no longer be condoned.
NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr Ahmed Audi, gave the warning on Saturday in Abuja at a meeting with armourers and unit commanders from various formations of the corps.
He charged them to effectively manage weapons in their possession stressing that those in the habit of mishandling arms and ammunitions must desist forthwith or be shown the way out.
Audi warned that NSCDC management would not hesitate to deal decisively with any personnel caught in the act of mismanaging arms and ammunitions, stressing that they should adhere to the principles and fundamental instructions on policies guiding the deployment of arms and ammunition.
“We will not condone indiscriminate handling of arms and ammunitions.
“Armourers and commanders in the habit of mishandling arms and ammunitions must desist forthwith or be shown the way out,’’ Audi cautioned.
He directed that records of all arms and ammunitions deployment must be kept adequately while state and national commandants must be briefed regularly about weapons movement.
Audi also reiterated NSCDC’s commitment to training and retraining of personnel.