Gov. AbdulRazaq mourns NAF officer killed at checkpoint

Gov. AbdulRazaq mourns NAF officer killed at checkpoint

By Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo, Ilorin.


Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) over the death of Lance Corporal Goselle Nanpon, who was killed by a truck driver at a security point in Ilorin, the state capital.


This is contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, on Wednesday in Ilorin.


AbdulRazaq also sent a get-well-soon message to LCPL Yahaya Ayuba, who sustained a spinal cord injury in the accident.


The governor described the incident as tragic and painful, and commended the NAF for the maturity and professionalism with which its officers handled the unfortunate incident.


“My heartfelt condolences go to the highest echelon of the Nigerian Air Force and to the families affected.


“It was, indeed, a regrettable tragedy and one occupational hazard too many,” he said.


AbdulRazaq said that the incident again underscored the need for citizens to show due respect to the security operatives “for the weight of sacrifices they make in the course of keeping our country safe.


“We truly appreciate them and regret the huge loss of an officer and a serious injury to the other.


“A state government delegation is being dispatched to visit the families of the officers, as a mark of respect for their service and sacrifices.


“We pray the Almighty God to grant speedy recovery to the injured officer and repose to the soul of LCPL Goselle Nanpon and comfort his family,” the governor said.

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