NSCDC officials to undergo psychological test after Gombe killing


Officials of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will now undergo security profiling and psychological test, Commandant-General Abdullahi Gana has said.

Gana’s order comes after an NSCDC officer allegedly drove his car into a procession of boys’ brigade members on Easter Sunday, killing nine and injuring many others.

In a statement on Wednesday, the commandant-general said the move would help to check such unfortunate incidents in the future.

“Apart from testing to re-examine the psychological and physical stability of personnel, the Corps will embark on massive training and retraining programmes for all personnel, irrespective of cadre.

“I regret the incident and ask that people be calm as I assure you that justice will prevail,” Gana said.

He also assured that the incident had no religious connotation and that the personnel in question was not on official duty.

The commandant-general said he had sent a team of senior officers from the headquarters in Abuja to commiserate with Gombe State Government, the church and the victims’ families.