The first outrider of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is dead.
Dickson Dike (ASC) died in a fatal accident in Abuja, according to a report by Punch.
Dickson was until his death, the motorbike escort rider of the NSCDC Commandant-General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi.
It was gathered that the deceased was leading Audi’s convoy when he ran into a culvert and died on the spot on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
"The commandant-general had just closed from work on Tuesday evening and was heading home when the incident happened at an intersection close to his official residence in the Federal Capital Territory," an NSCDC source told Punch.
"Dickson was said to have attempted a stunt near a major intersection before Mr Audi’s residence at Asokoro Extension. After passing the intersection and attempting a U-turn to join the rest of the convoy, he missed the brakes and ran into a concrete culvert while on high speed."
The corps spokesperson, Mr Shola Odumosu, who confirmed the development on Thursday, September 29, described the incident as unfortunate.
"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 soul rest in perfect peace." he stated.