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Security men to accompany firefighters during operations — Aregbesola

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Security men to accompany firefighters during operations — Aregbesola

By Kelechi Ogunleye

Home Secretary Rauf Aregbesola said on Tuesday that men from the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps (NSCDC) would now accompany firefighters in emergency operations across the country.

Aregbesola said this during the commissioning of a state-of-the-art firefighting truck in Calabar by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River.

He said the deployment of armed men has become necessary following relentless attacks on fire trucks and men while responding to fire emergency calls.

“We deploy armed civil defense personnel as a forward team for every fire emergency.

“They will be armed so whoever dares to test our will, will now pay dearly.

“So to be warned you have to be careful because they have to protect all emergency grounds and enough intentional damage to expensive fire trucks and severe physical attacks on fire service personnel.”

“Some characters simply use excuses of contempt to damage and attack our trucks and thus gravely against the personnel, making it difficult for them to accomplish their mission,” he said.

He urged communities to be the first line of defense for firefighters as they mobilize to have firefighting equipment deployed in their communities to protect lives and property.

“Our communities would now have to stand up and have the firefighting equipment deployed and purchased for their use at a tremendous cost.

“They should be the first line of defense against attacks from vandals, thugs, unruly armed elements and must not allow these characters to own the space because in the end, they will be the ones who will suffer from the lack of reply.

“These attacked personnel are no less Nigerians, but they are Nigerians with rights over their own life, security and freedom, so no one has any rights other than the other.

“They are the sons of some people, the husbands of some people and the wives of some people, so you can’t think you can physically assault them and think you can run away,” he said.

Governor Ayade said the state was ready to acquire more modern fire trucks to help protect the lives and property of citizens.

“We are known as a state of tourism, so public safety must be our priority, so we will factor this visit into our budget for 2022.

“This is to ensure that we plan to acquire this type of truck to support the other 17 local governments, as this one will be in Calabar, where the population and density are the most important,” he said. declared.

He said, however, that the state’s emergency response system remained a bit difficult due to its warning system.

“This fire occurs in a compelling, unexpected way and most of the time it becomes a state of emergency,” he said.

The governor praised the federal government for deeming the state worthy of deploying a modern fire truck when it asked for more.

“The state has water everywhere because of its name, so we needed a truck of this nature to help respond quickly to any fire,” he said.

Dr Ibrahim Liman, comptroller general (CG) of the federal fire service, said the newly deployed truck should complement the efforts of the state fire service.

“This is about improving firefighting and improving service delivery in the state,” he said.

The CG pleaded with the Cross River State government to consider the allocation of two utility vehicles, sponsorship of state fire service personnel in local and overseas trainings.

“Inclusion of the FFS in the State Security Council and strengthening of the State fire services by recruiting competent hands,” he said.

Source: NAN

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