Kuje Prison Attack: NSCDC Gives N2.8m to Family of Slain Officer
Michael Olugbode in Abuja
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has presented a cheque of N2.8 million to the family of late Inspector of Corps (IC) Ilyasu Abraham, the personnel who died in the attack on Kuje Medium Custodial Centre.
Presenting a cheque of N2.5 million and the sum of N300,000 in cash to Mrs. Elizabeth Abraham and daughter, Abimiku Blessing at the Corps National Headquarters in Abuja, the Commandant General, Dr. Ahmed Audi consoled the family, over the loss of their bread winner and encouraged them that the officer would be remembered as a hero, who died in active serve.
He explained that the money given to the family was in fulfilment of his promise to ensure that necessary compensation was given to the family in due time, stressing that, it was an intervention from government and the Corps to assist the deceased family in ameliorating some burial expenses.
He pledged his administration’s support to the family of the slain personnel and reiterated his commitment to the welfare of all officers and men of the Corps.
The CG assured the daughter of late Inspector Iliya of employment into the Corps as soon as the federal government gives approval for recruitment into the service.
The unfortunate incident of July 5, 2022, at Kuje Medium Custodial Center, where armed insurgents invaded the facility, had resulted in the death of Iliya, of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ) Command while he was on duty.
The Commandant General assured the nation that the Corps would 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.
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 etc, to continue to develop new strategies as they work in synergy with other security agencies in confronting all forms of security challenges affecting our dear country, Nigeria.
He also renewed his call on all citizens to continue to assist 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.