The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has presented a sum of ₦2.8Million to the family of late Inspector of Corps ( IC ) Ilyasu Abraham, a personnel of the NSCDC who died in the unfortunate attack on Kuje Medium Custodial Centre which occured recently in Abuja.
The Commandant General ( CG ), NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, presented a cheque of ₦2.5m and the sum of N300,000 in cash, to Mrs Elizabeth Abraham and daughter, Abimiku Blessing at the Corps National Headquarters in Abuja.
While stressing that it is an intervention from the Government as well as the Corps to assist the deceased family in reducing some burial expenses, Audi explained that it was in fulfilment of his promise to ensure that necessary compensation is given to the family in due time.
He therefore assured the daughter of the late Inspector, that as soon as the Federal Government gives approval for recruitment into the service, she Will be automatically employed into the Corps.
Pledging his administration’s support to the family of the slain personnel and reiterating his unflinching commitment to the welfare of all officers and men of the Corps, Audi consoled the family, over the loss of their bread winner, encouraging them that he would be remembered as a hero, who died in active serve.
The CG seized the opportunity to call on Zonal Commanders, State Commandants, Area Commanders, CG’s Special Intelligence Squad, CG’s Special Anti-vandal Squad and Components Commanders and others, to continuously develop new strategies as they work in synergy with other security agencies in confronting all forms of security challenges affecting the country.
He also urged citizens not to relent in assisting security agencies with useful and timely information to nip criminal activities in the bud, noting with optimism that all challenges of insecurity affecting Nigeria are surmountable.
The Commandant General however assured the nation that the Corps will not be deterred from protecting Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, lives and property of law abiding citizens and regulation of private guards.
It will be recalled that the incident of July 5, 2022, at Kuje Medium Custodial Center, where armed insurgents invaded the facility, resulted in the death of IC Abraham Iliya, of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ) Command while he was on duty.