There is an impression of a new dawn in terms of security and peace in Osun state as Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command has reassured residents of the state of a Peaceful co-existence through the absence of the power of riffle.
Assistant Commandant of the NSCDC, Abere Oluwafemi made this known at a walk for Peace to Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC) in Osogbo, a prominent Non-Governmental Organization in the state as part of an effort to commemorate this year International Day of Peace.
According to the Assistant Commandant, using guns to achieve peace is not the best alternative means of conflict resolution for no peace gained through the power of riffle without bloodletting or shedding.
“But this is why we have chosen this special occasion to let people know that Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Osun state command, in particular, is committed to the Peace of the State without the power of riffle because we believe that enforcement of law-abiding spirit can still be achieved without guns,
We made JDPMC our first point of contact because we share common values and beliefs in the areas of maintenance and sustainability of peace in the society more importantly her support over the years. This occasion we believe can still strengthen our existing relationship”, He concluded.
Responding on behalf of the General Coordinator who was away for an official Assignment, the Assistant General Coordinator Rev. Fr. Stephen Okurumeh appreciated the NSCDC team led by Commandant Abere Oluwafemi for their thoughtfulness which he described as a highly-priced value which was never taken for granted. He therefore charged the team to do more by ensuring that the lost glory of Nigeria’s security is restored where people could sleep with both their eyes closed without fear while reiterating JDPMC’s commitment towards the peace-keeping mission for the benefits of all.