Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Ade Abolurin, has warned his men not to avenge the death of their colleagues who were killed by policemen in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Wednesday.
Abolurin said this while briefing his men at the Lagos State Command headquarters of the corps on Saturday. According to him, the loss of the slain officers, Gabriel Adaji and Innocent Aigbe, had dealt a blow on the NSCDC but he promised that the organisation would rise above it.
He said, “I want you all to see whatever that has happened as one of those things that happens in the course of nation building and stability of the corps. I beg you all in the name of God to go about your normal businesses knowing that the government has stepped in and has said justice must prevail.
“Let us justify the existence of the civil defence through our contribution and integrity. Let us remain resolute. Since President Goodluck Jonathan has requested that investigations be carried out, let us be patient and leave everything to God.
“When you see sister agencies, including the police, let us show them that we have a conscience. Forget what has happened, it is one of those things.”
Abolurin, who also visited the families of the deceased men, promised to continue to look after them, adding that all officers of the corps had been insured against such incidents.
The NSCDC boss, who also visited the area where the slain men were killed for an on-the-spot assessment, noted that pipeline vandalism had become the bane of the area.