The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has lost one of its finest officers to the cold hands of death.

Sunday Afolabi was allegedly killed by yet-to-be-identified assailants along Afao Road in the evening of Wednesday.

The NSCDC spokesman, Mr Tolu Afolabi, confirmed the killing to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday.

He said the late Afolabi, who served in the Intelligence and Investigation Unit of the NSCDC, was shot in the heart.

Further investigations into the incident have commenced according to the police.