One of the passengers that lot their lives in Enugu after officers of Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps NCDSC, Enugu Headquarters opened fire on the bus they were traveling in, has been buried today.
The man identified as Frank Ikpechukwu Abodenyi was reportedly burnt to death after the bus caught fire. According to witnesses at the scene of the incident, Mr Frank was stuck under the burning vehicle, while other passenger escaped the scene.
According to one Augustus Ngene, the NSCDC officials chased the 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 officers on catching up with them, opened fire on the bus. The driver was reported to have lost control of the bus in the process. This caused the bus to slide don the hill with most of the passengers sustaining serious level of injury.
Unfortunately Mr Ikpechukwu, who was reported to be a young peaceful graduate got burnt to death.
Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Danmallam. Danmallam, who later arrived at the scene mentioned that investigation has already commenced into the case and the suspects have been arrested.
He said, “This type of thing should not be allowed; we have made arrests. Investigations have started and we are asking people who witnessed what happened to come forward to make statements.
“We assure you that nobody involved would be allowed to go scot-free. This is not the type of case that can be swept under the carpet.
“I learnt that the NSCDC officials were chasing the bus; but I don’t know for what offence.
“I want to assure the people that nobody is above the law. Whoever breaks the law of the land will face the consequence.”
The deceased has been buried today at his hometown in Nsukka area of Enugu state. May his soul rest in peace.