Gunmen have wrecked irreparable damage on an officer of the NSCDC just one month after he became a father.
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Sunday Afolabi, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekiti State, was shot dead in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, by unknown gunmen on Wednesday.
An insider in Ekiti Command of NSCDC who craved anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter alleged that Afolabi was killed by his assailants along Afao Road at about 3.30 pm.
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 on Thursday. He said investigation has been launched into the incident in a bid to unmask the killers of the officer.
The late Afolabi, who served in the Intelligence and Investigation Unit of Ekiti NSCDC, was reportedly shot in the heart. He is survived by a wife and a one-month-old baby.
The slain officer who was said to be 35 years of age joined the security agency in 2010. He hailed from Ayegbaju-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of the state.
The incident cast a thick pall of grief on the NSCDC Ekiti Command headquarters where officers and men gathered in groups discussing the incident in hushed tones.
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 1530 on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017.
“The officer was shot in the heart and his corpse has been deposited at the mortuary while investigation continues.”
When contacted, 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 sympathize with our sister security agency on the killing of the officer. Investigation has commenced into the incident.”