NSCDC Presents N2.8m To Family Of Personnel Killed In Kuje Attack

By Damilare Adeleye

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has offered a sum of N2.8 million to the family of late Inspector of Corps Ilyasu Abraham, who was brutally murdered when terrorists attacked the Kuje Correctional Facility.

NSCDC Spokesman, Deputy Commandant of Corps, Olusola Odumosu, made this known in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.

Recall that late Abraham was killed on July 5, at Kuje Medium Custodial Center when members of Islamic Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) invaded the prison, releasing terrorists and other criminal suspects.

The spokesperson said NSCDC Commandant General (CG), Ahmed Audi, presented a cheque of N2.5 million and cash worth N300,000 to the wife and daughter of the slain personnel.

Audi also assured late Abraham’s daughter, Abimiku Abraham of employment into the Corps during the next recruitment exercise as a way of assisting the family.

He sympathise with the family over the loss of their breadwinner and said that the deceased would abe remembered as a hero who died in active serve.

“The money given to the family is in fulfilment of my promise to ensure that necessary compensation is given to the family in due time.

“It is also an intervention from the Federal Government and the Corps to assist the deceased family and to cater for some burial expenses,” Audi said.

He, however, called on citizens to continue to provide security agencies with useful and timely information to nip criminal activities in the bud.