The Nigeria Legion has asked security Operatives to arrest members of the corps commissioners bearing arms to protect politicians as body guards.
The state Chairman of the Nigeria Legion Justice Chichi stated this while inaugurating the new ex-cos of Corp commissioners and the Rivers state office of commandant. He said we are all matured people here and enlistment to this vocation is voluntarily, what happened is this attitude of our people not wanting to leave office at the expiration’s of their tenure. My predecessor office expired and I was brought in as sole administrator to stabilize the place. But my predecessor believing that they could use crisis to extend their tenure but the minister of defence intervened and a peace resolution was agreed upon. And I was elected as state Chairman of the Nigeria Legion.
He added, the reason why the corps of Commissioner’s office was shut down was that it’s an extension of Nigeria legion. Anything that happens here also affects them, so during the crisis, my predecessor went and shut down the place and since they have exhausted all their legal matter we have to reopen the place and the then commandant has been promoted to national calling so we have to replace him with his 2ic.
He clarified that the law establishing the Corp commissioners does not allow them to bear arms but to assist in specific assignments to the legionnaires and the country when called upon. ‘’it’s unfortunate that some unscrupulous element bought uniforms for some hoodlums and armed them to cause havoc’’ all those with arms you saw on that day has been arrested and they are facing trial according to the law’’
The state Chairman of the Nigeria Legion Justice Chichi also appeal to the newly inaugurated officials of the commissioners to desist from partisan politics and work for the growth of the state legion
Our Correspondent reports that the new office of the Commissioner’s shut than more than a year ago was also reopened to enable the commissioner’s function in the state.