NSCDC reacts days after officer killed 11 in Gombe, sends delegation to state

NSCDC reacts days after officer killed 11 in Gombe, sends delegation to state

Barely 48 hours after the Easter day tragedy that resulted in the death of 11 people in Gombe state, the commandant general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has reacted.

A statement from the media office of the law enforcement agency made available to Legit.ng on Tuesday, April 23, said Muhammadu had sent a high-powered delegation to condole with the government and people of Gombe state over the incident that involved members of Boys’ Brigade of ECWA Church, Bamusa, Barunde, Madaki, and the St Peter’s Anglican Church in the state.

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“Gana, who is away to attend to the international civil defence meeting abroad, has ordered investigation into the tragedy and ordered the commandant of the corps in the state take necessary actions.

“The commandant general further assured the general public of his readiness to personally handle the case on his return from his official trip,” the statement said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Mohammed Adamu, Nigeria's acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), on Monday, April 22, ordered for a speedy and comprehensive investigation into the Easter day accident in Gombe state in which 11 people died.

The casualties included the driver of the vehicle, a personnel of the NSCDC, who rammed into a procession celebrating Easter on April 21, along Gombe-Biu road.

Frank Mba, a deputy commissioner of police and spokesperson of the law enforcement agency, said in a statement in Abuja, that 30 other persons seriously injured were currently receiving treatment.

The chairman of the Gombe state Battalion Brigade of the Boys Brigade, Isaac Kwadang, had confirmed the sad incident to newsmen, saying he received information of the incident around 11:30 pm.

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Kwadang claimed that the NSCDC personnel, who was off duty, had earlier exchanged words with the youths, then went to his vehicle, turned off his headlights and mowed down eight members of the Brigade, injuring several others as well.

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