NSCDC confirms death of commandant in Nasarawa

Civil defence officials used to illustrate the story
Civil defence officials used to illustrate the story

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nasarawa State Command, has confirmed the death of its Commandant, Bashir Lawan-Kano.

The confirmation is in a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Aso Okereke, made available to newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday.

Mr. Okereke stated that Mr. Lawan-Kano, aged 55, died at about 8.30 a.m. at Dalhatu Specialist Hospital on Tuesday after a brief illness.

He noted that the command had been plunged into mourning and had opened a condolence register at the state command headquarters in Lafia.

He added that “the command has been plunged into mourning over the death of the commandant.

“We will miss his sense of humour as he died at a time we need him most.”

He left a wife and six children.

Born on January 1, 1962, Mr. Lawan-Kano was a graduate of political science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He was a former senior lecturer with Kano State Polytechnic, before he transferred his service to NSCDC in 2005 as deputy commandant.

Until his death, he served as state commandant in Abeokuta, Owerri and Ebonyi before he was redeployed to Nasarawa State Command in 2015.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.