Fire Service Workers To Start Carrying AK-47, Other Firearms - Minister Of Interior, Aregbesola

Date: 04-07-2021 12:38 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has disclosed the federal government’s intention to create an armed unit of the Federal Fire Service.

This unit will be called the “Fire Police,” and their duty would be to provide armed outer cordon during operations.

Mr Aregbesola made the announcement in Jos, Plateau State, at the opening of the National Council on Fire, a statement by the Director of Press, Blessing Lere-Adam, said on Saturday in Abuja.

The latest quest arm the fire service follows similar push by the Federal Road Safety Corps, an outfit simply set up to maintain order and safety on Nigerian roads, to arm its officers with assault weapons.

The statement says that this decision is “part of efforts to address the challenges often faced by firefighters during operations, through mob action and vandalism of firefighting assets in the country”.

At the event, Mr Aregbesola, represented by the interior ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore, mentioned that: “the Ministry would initiate the process of repealing the 1963 obsolete Fire Service Act and enactment of a new contemporary, vibrant, and enforceable law, through the instrument of an Executive Bill to be forwarded to the National Assembly for deliberation and eventual passage into law”

Mr Aregbesola added that fire safety management could become a tool for not only national security but also national development as assets protected in the event of fire outbreaks would allow the government to use the country’s “very lean resources” for other development programs instead of reconstructing said assets.


Posted: at 4-07-2021 12:38 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- Goldtime at 4-07-2021 01:03 PM (2 months ago)
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Well ! Taking into account the current security challenges in the country ,it  may be necessary to armed them in minimum capacity and the use of force should be minimized to a large extent .I don’t see any threats posses to the fire servicemen but ofcourse, nothing can be ruled out in a country like Nigeria .
Posted: at 4-07-2021 01:03 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 4-07-2021 01:51 PM (2 months ago)
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what they need is WATER!!!!!! they always arrive at the scene saying no water  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 4-07-2021 01:51 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Goldtime at 4-07-2021 02:10 PM (2 months ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on  4-07-2021 01:51 PM
what they need is WATER!!!!!! they always arrive at the scene saying no water  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Right ! Truly ! Even water wey dem go take quench fire no dey ,Na gun them go take quench fire
Posted: at 4-07-2021 02:10 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DrSoba at 4-07-2021 06:52 PM (2 months ago)
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Never heard of armed fire fighter. AK-47 kwa?
Posted: at 4-07-2021 06:52 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kacylee at 4-07-2021 08:08 PM (2 months ago)
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for what nah Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked these people looking for all means to distribute the ammunition they have amassed for themselves

Posted: at 4-07-2021 08:08 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- constigoldo at 5-07-2021 04:43 PM (2 months ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 5-07-2021 04:43 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- constigoldo at 5-07-2021 04:47 PM (2 months ago)
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AUTHORIZE ARM CARRYING TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING HARASSED AND KILLED BY FULANI HERDSMEN.  WHICH ONE IS FIRE SERVICE WORKERS TO START CARRYING ARMS, ARE THE HERDSMEN KILLING THEM? WHAT THEY NEED LIKE SOMEONE RIGHTLY SAID IS WATER.
Posted: at 5-07-2021 04:47 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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