Audi directecd a mop up of arms in all units and departments across all formations, and that the arms should be safely returned to the central armory of the Corps.
According to him, “the days of accidental discharge are over and this administration will not tolerate it under any guise.
‘’There is need to observe the rules of engagement in all our operations and by consciously realigning our thoughts, actions and mandates with the current realities; we will be able to completely rule out accidental discharge.
“We will also make sure that proper screening and evaluation of all arms-bearing personnel are conducted to determine their mental health status before entrusting arms and ammunitions to them.”
Audi warned that breach of his directives would attract necessary sanctions and appropriate punishment to any erring personnel.
He further threatened to sanction personnel who compromised standards by involving in arms racketeering, accidental discharge or misuse of firearms.
He reiterated his commitment to train the Arms Squad unit of the corps to attain its full potential to strategically reposition the unit for the tasks ahead.
“Plans are ongoing to set up a special committee to organise and conduct comprehensive forensic, psychological and behavioral test for all arms bearing personnel to determine those who are fit to carry firearms.
“Separate them from drug addicts and drunkards who may bring disrepute to the service by their actions and inordinate ambitions,” he said.
He charged them to remain upright and project the Corps as a model organisation in service delivery and preservation of the sanctity of life and property of Nigerians.
He affirmed that his appointment as the CG at a period of national insecurity was for him to provide credible leadership to reclaim the glory of the service and reposition it for excellent service delivery.
“The government has absolute trust in the Corps and expectation is high to deliver on the mandates and progress in the fight against insecurity to justify the existence of the Corps,” he said. (NAN)