NSCDC official who died rescuing Lebanese in Oyo buried

NSCDC commandant

An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Oyo State Command Benjamin Oyewole who was killed by hoodlums on December 12 was on Thursday buried in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

Oyewole, an inspector of corps in the armed-squad unit of the NSCDC, was on secondment to the Oyo State Joint Security Task Force, otherwise called Operation Burst when he was killed during a mission to rescue an abducted Lebanese.

NSCDC spokesman Oluwole Olusegun in a statement said: “The deceased, who was on secondment to the State Joint Security Task Force (Operation Burst), while on an official duty to rescue a Lebanese who was kidnapped at Panarama Farm, Mekun, Oke Alaro, fell to the bullet of the gunmen who laid ambush for the team on Saturday.

“Speaking during the burial, the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Iskilu Akomsanya, represented by the Assistant Commandant, Akeju Yomi, expressed sympathy on behalf of the management to the family of the deceased and prayed that the Lord grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.”

Officials of the NSCDC attended the funeral including the deceased’s family members, associates and friends.