By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Controller General, Federal Fire Service ( FFS), Dr. Liman Ibrahim says the attack on firefighters and fire has condemned attack on firefighters in Kogi state.
The CG said attack of trucks by hoodlums is unacceptable and those responsible will not go unpunished.
FFS in a statement issued yesterday by SF Ugo Huan, its Public Relations Officer, said the attack took place on Wednesday, 9th September 2021 along Felele road when firefighters were turning out to a car fire at Al-Salam fuel station opposite Kogi State Polytechnic.
“The State command had received a fire call concerning a car fire, while approaching the scene, mob armed with dangerous weapons began to attack the truck which was conveying firefighters; thereby destroying parts of the truck and injuring firefighters who are currently receiving treatment at the hospital. This is the second time that firefighters were attacked in Kogi State.
“The matter has since been reported to the Police for investigation and subsequent arrest of those responsible. The Chief Security Officer of the Kogi State Government house has also been informed.”
Dr. Liman who has vowed that those behind this dastardly act will be punished reiterated that it is a criminal offence for anyone to attack firefighters or fire truck for whatsoever reasons.
He further said that his directive of blacklisting any community who continuously attacks firefighters still stands and that henceforth any state government that can not ensure the protection of Federal Fire Service firefighters and equipments in their states will leave the Service with no other option but to withdraw its presence from the State,as he will not fold his hands and watch his men maimed and killed as well as fire trucks worth millions of naira destroyed.