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NSCDC loses CG’s lead outrider to fatal crash

By Tina Abeku, Abuja
30 September 2022   |   3:27 pm
Official lead outrider of the convoy of the Commandant General, ( CG), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi, is dead.


Official lead outrider of the convoy of the Commandant General, ( CG), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi, is dead.

The outrider, Assistant Superintendent of Corps 1, (Asc 1), Dickson Dike, who was in charge of motorbikes that move ahead of the CG’s convoy, was killed following a fatal accident in Abuja.

Mourning his demise in a communique, Audi said Dickson’s death has thrown the NSCDC headquarters into mourning as he was quite popular and well-loved by colleagues.

“The National Headquarters of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been thrown into mourning state following a fatal accident which claimed the life of Commandant General’s lead outrider, Assistant Superintendent of Corps 1 (Asc 1), Dickson Dike who was loved by many.

“Dickson’s death left much personnel of the Corps, his admirers, colleagues, including top management staff and the CG in rude shock and disbelief that the officer is no more”, the communique reads.

Audi said the unfortunate incident took place on Tuesday 27th September 2022 in Abuja at about 19.30 hours.

He described the late lead outrider as “a very intelligent, dedicated, hardworking, loyal and committed officer who occupied a very special place in his heart.

“Dickson was a very fine officer, he was dedicated and never said no to work anytime he was called upon, he loved his power bike, he had a passion for the job and he would be greatly missed.

“His humility, dedication and loyalty gave him a very special place in my heart, he was very close to my family, so, if there is anyone that is deeply touched by his death, it’s me.”

In a consolation message to the late officer’s family, the CG said Dickson’s death dealt a very painful blow on the entire NSCDC family but he is consoled by the fact that his good nature and humble personality will ultimately guarantee him a place in the blossom of the Lord.

“Madam, please take heart, your husband was a good man, we will try our best, we will not leave you alone but assist you during this trying period.

“My office is ready to shoulder all the burial expenses and also ensure that his life Insurance and burial benefits are paid as quickly as possible.

“Dickson was a very proud and committed Civil defender who didn’t joke with his job during his lifetime.

“He was a true Hero and he died in active service, only God knows why he took him, nonetheless, we are with you in this struggle.

The NSCDC has also offered to employ late Dickson’s wife, Mrs Peace Adaeze Dickson an opportunity to replace and refill the void left behind by her husband.

“We will take care of you and the children, we will extend our gestures to you to give you solace, he said.

In the same vein, the President of the Civil Defence Officer’s Wives Association, (CDOWA), Hajia Aishat Audi who accompanied her husband comforted the widow of the deceased and assured her of the association’s support.

She said “I know how it feels to lose a loved one, talk more of a husband. I want to encourage you to be strong because of these beautiful children and God will see you through.

“We will not be far from you and I will make sure we support you in our own little way.

Responding on behalf of the family, Pastor Olumuyi Adebayo of SafeHill Prophetic Assembly, Mararaba, thanked the CG and his team for coming personally to comfort the family.

He appreciated the prayers, words of encouragement, moral and financial support and love shown by the Corps to the family saying that Dickson was of exemplary bearing.

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