A Civil Defence officer simply identified as Dickson Dike has died after crashing an escort motorbike in Abuja on Tuesday night.
The spokesman of the Civil Defence, Sola Odumosu confirmed the death as he noted that members of the law enforcement unit have been mourning their colleague.
“It was an unfortunate incident that occurred this evening,” Mr Odumosu said, adding that the matter was entirely an accident and no other motive was suspected.
Dickson was said to have attempted a stunt near a major intersection before his boss’ residence in Asokoro Extension, Abuja.
After overshooting the intersection and attempting a U-turn to face the rest of the convoy, he missed the brakes and rammed into a concrete culvert at high speed, an official who asserted presence at the scene told The Gazette.
NSDC in a post on Thursday via their official Twitter handle commiserated with the family of the deceased security officer.
Sharing the photos of Dike, the tweets read: ”The entire management and staff of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) mourns a very gallant officer, ASC I Dickson Dike, the first outrider of the corps. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”