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FG bans peace corps, seals offices in Abuja

*Police arrest commandant general, cops  who killed 2

By Kingsley Omonobi

Abuja-THE Federal Government yesterday in Abuja ordered the ban on all activities of the Nigeria Peace Corps following what was described as their indoctrination and training in a military styled structure similar to the Boko Haram group, and even as its leader, one Ambrose Akoh, addressed as ‘commandant general’, is presently under arrest and undergoing interrogation at the FCT Police command.

The ban on  the Peace Corps and arrest of its leader came on the heels of the arrest and parade, yesterday, of two police officers, Inspector Tahir Ali and Constable Solomon Maikeffi by the FCT commissioner of police, Haruna John, for alleged complicity in the killing, last Thursday, of one Mr. Michael Otorah, alias ‘Barry White’, a furniture maker and Police Sergeant Harrison Aigbogbo Ajayi  of the FCT Command.

Making the ban known in Abuja, the CP said, “The Peace Corps of Nigeria purported to have been registered by the Corporate  Affairs Commission as an NGO in 1998 by one Ambrose Akoh has been observed to be involved in activities outside its scope of incorporation which are viewed to be inimical to national security, as he has unlawfully turned to motives yet to be fully ascertained”.

Disclosing that “the so-called commandant-general and his cohorts have recruited over 46, 000 youths across the country,” Haruna said, “Security reports indicate that, in an attempt to project itself as a paramilitary outfit, the organization operates a military style structure while pursuing a regimental culture of training in weapons handling, unarmed combat and other related drills and procedures.

Members equally wear uniforms and rank badges similar to those of recognized security agencies”.


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