Suspected Gunmen Kill NSCDC Official in Ekiti

NSCDC personnel


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

Some suspected gunmen have killed an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekiti State, Mr. Sunday Afolabi.

Afolabi was said to have been shot  dead in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital,  on Wednesday.

The Afolabi, who served in the  Intelligence and Investigation Unit of the state command of the NSCDC, was reportedly shot in the heart.

A high ranking officer in Ekiti command of the NSCDC,  who craved anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter  said Afolabi was killed by his assailants along Afao Road at about 3.30p.m.

But the state police command said Afolabi was killed by suspected “cult boys.”

His body was deposited at the mortuary by some policemen who visited the scene after the killing.

NSCDC spokesman, Tolu Afolabi, confirmed the killing to reporters yesterday, saying  investigation has been launched into the incident in a bid to unmask the killers of the officer. NSCDC spokesman said: “Unknown gunmen have killed an officer of NSCDC, Sunday Afolabi, an Assistant Superintendent Corps 1 (ASC1), along Afao Road, Ado Ekiti at about 15;30p.m. on Wednesday,  April 19, 2017.

“The officer was shot in the heart and his corpse has been deposited at the mortuary while investigation continues.”

When contacted, the police spokesman Alberto Adeyemi, disclosed that the late Afolabi was killed by suspected cult boys along Afao Road.

Adeyemi said: “I have just spoken with OC-SARS and he said the cult boys killed the person along Afao Road where the NSCDC office is located.

“We sympathise with our sister security agency on the killing of the officer. Investigation has commenced into the incident.”