Nasarawa State Government has expressed shock over the death of Alhaji Bashir Lawal Kano, the state Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), who passed away yesterday. Bashir Kano died yesterday morning at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, after a brief illness at the age of 55.
The State Deputy Governor, Silas Ali Agara, who led a high powered delegation to condole the deceased family on behalf Governor Almakura, described him as a brother, friend and a mentor to many who have contributed immensely to the security situation and civil protection of the state.
Agara said the people of the state, will miss the late commandant for his simple nature and doggedness in handling security matters. The state delegation who commiserated with the deceased family in his Lafia residence, prayed God to grant him eternal rest.
Late Bashir Kano, who hailed from Kano Municipal in Kano State, died leaving behind a wife and six children. He was appointed as Deputy Commandant of Corps (DCC) in 2005, and was promoted to Commandant of Corps (CC) in 2011.
He served in Kano, Ebonyi, Zamfara, and Nasarawa State Commands respectively. He also served at the Zonal Headquarters of the service in Zone F, Abeokuta, and zone E Owerri.