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NSCDC grants N2.8 million to family of killed officer, promises to employ daughter

NSCDC grants N2.8 million to family of killed officer, promises to employ daughter

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has given the family of its officer, Inspector Iliyasu Abraham, killed in the recent Kuje medium custodial center’s attack by Islamic State of West Africa, (ISWAP), terrorists, on July 5, 2022, the sum of N2.8 million as an intervention to support the family after losing its breadwinner.

Presenting a check of N2.5 million and cash of N300, 000 to the wife of the deceased, Mrs Elizabeth Abraham, and her daughter yesterday in Abuja, Commandant General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi, said the agency is fully committed to the welfare and wellbeing of its officers and the heroic passing of Abraham will not be taken for granted noting that the circumstances of his passing while on active duty.

In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Corps, (PRO), Olusola Odumosu, Audi explained that the money given to the family was in fulfilment of his promise to ensure that necessary compensation is given to the family in due time and as an intervention from government and the Corps to assist the deceased family in ameliorating some burial expenses.

While consoling the family, the CG assured the daughter of late Inspector Iliyasu of employment into the corps as soon as the federal government gives approval for recruitment into the agency saying that her father would be remembered as a hero, who died in active serve.

Audi further said, “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 amongst other mandates of the Corps.”

He charged all the Zonal Commanders, State Commandants, Area Commanders, CG’s Special Intelligence Squad and the Special Anti-vandal Squad among others, to continue to develop new strategies as they work in synergy with other security agencies in confronting all forms of security challenges affecting Nigeria.

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