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Remains Of Boys Brigade killed in Gombe Buried


The remains of nine Boys Brigade who died in an accident in an Easter procession were buried in Gombe amidst tight security and tears.

Naija News recalls that the boys were on Monday, April 22, killed by a car driven by an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The car an into the youths while they were on procession, killing nine of them in the accident.

The Gombe State Police Command had through its Public Relations Officer, Mary Malum, confirmed the death of 10 persons from the incident, comprising eight members of the Boys Brigade and the NSCDC officer with his friend.

At the burial of the deceased, prayers were offered for the souls of the deceased at the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) centre in Gombe, venue of the funeral.

Nine corpses, comprising six boys and three girls were laid at the funeral venue for burial.

The youths who were aged between 11 and 21 were members of the Boys Brigade of ECWA Church in Bogo, Barunde, Tabra and Madaki in Gombe state.

The burial of the boys was delayed when members of Boys Brigade went to retrieve remains of the youths from the Gombe Specialist Hospital but were stopped by youths at Jekadafari area of Gombe Metropolis, a development that delayed the funeral service.

Recall that the Gombe state government had imposed a curfew to mourn the death of the boys.

The authorities of the NSCDC had also assured that investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the incident.

The NSCDC had said that it would discipline any officer found guilty at the end of its investigations.