NSCDC Personnel

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced the death of its Commandant in Anambra state John Ahwen.

Report has it that Ahwen was deployed in the state in March 2017.

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Mose Alao, Deputy Commandant of NSCDC in the state, told newsmen that Ahwen reported to work on Monday looking “hale and hearty”.

Alao said at 10:00 p.m., however,  somebody came to his residence and informed him that Ahwen was seriously ill and had been taken to the hospital.

“At this point, the person requested that I accompanied him to see our boss in the hospital, but I told him that it would be in the morning hours that I would go and see him,” he said.

“But because the person insisted, I accompanied him, but surprisingly as we arrived Assumpta Hospital, Awka, a medical personnel took me to the room where I saw the lifeless body of our boss.”

Governor Willie Obiano had visited the command headquarters of the NSCDC to condole with the staff over the death.

Obiano, who described Ahwen’s death as `very painful’, said that the late commandant was a key player in the effective security architecture of the state.