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Graduate Killed In Accident Allegedly Caused By Civil Defence Men

Family members and friends have lamented over the death of a university graduate, Paul Ikpechukwu who was allegedly killed in an accident allegedly caused by officers of the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps (NCDSC) in Enugu.

It was gathered that the security officials chased a commercial bus with passengers on board from New market area as the bus driver drove up hill to Ngwo (Milliken Hill) for an alleged violation of traffic rules.

The members of NCDSC opened live ammunition (shootings) targeting the bus in motion with passengers in the bus during morning periods of Thursday 22nd March, 2018. Unfortunately the bus entered the valley in Milliken hill caught fire and burnt Mr Ikpechukwu, a young peaceful graduate to death.

The deceased is set to be buried today at his hometown in Nsukka area of Enugu state.

A friend, Francis Ifesi Nwodo while mourning him, wrote: 
"If I fail to say good bye at noon to you it means that my conscience has failed me,we have been friends during those days growing up, we worked closely last 9years ago during the funeral of my Ogbo Pa Francis Okoloagu were you were busy working with us at your own ogbo's house his son Gen Joj Okoloagu in 2009,and that was the last time i saw you.I love your determination as an Ukehe youth,during your stay at Esut I heard you did well that prompted your going abroad to do your M.sc.

You were killed carelessly by men of NSCDC Enugu unit that fired at a bus in which you were inside as a passenger for breaking road traffic laws, the bus felled inside a big dish of Milkinhill near New Market Enugu and you died.We are working on bringing justice to you to caution this heartless armed men wearing security clothes,as you will be laid today at your Umuofiagu village I pray for your soul to rest in peace. Adieu Ikpechukwu Frank Abodeny."