The FCT Police command has reacted to a reported assault on some officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, by officers from the command, affirming that there was no acrimony between both security agencies.
FCT police command spokesperson, Doris England, who spoke with LEADERSHIP, said there was no reason to make insinuations that the police were envious of the civil defence officials because they had been authorized to carry arms.
According to England, the police cannot be envious of any security agency permitted by law to bear arms since the overall aim of arming the security agencies is to ensure better protection of lives and property. She noted that the police gave birth to all the other security agencies in the country and so, would not be jealous to see the other agencies bearing arms.
England told LEADERSHIP that the incident which was reported as assault on the civil defence officials was actually a minor accident which occurred between a lady suspected to be a civil defence officer driving a Toyota Corolla vehicle and a Julius Berger Truck driver around the Berger roundabout.
She said the accident caused a major traffic hold up as both accident victims refused entreaty by a traffic police officer to remove the vehicles from the road.
England said that the lady called for help from the civil defence armed guards who later stormed the scene of the accident and began to shoot sporadically into the air, thereby causing pandemonium as people started running helter-skelter for dear life.
She said it took the intervention of two divisional police officers who came to the accident scene with their team and restored normalcy after they succeeded in disarming some of the civil defence officers.
According to England, after the incident, the police impounded the affected vehicles and took the victims to the Utako Police station where the vehicles were while investigation into the cause of the accident was on.
FCT Police Has No Quarrels With Civil Defence