Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Kill 7 NSCDC, Others Security Officers In Kaduna
The Kaduna State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the killing of some of its officers by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists, Naija News reports.
In a statement made available to reporters on Tuesday, NSCDC Public Relations Office in the state, DCC Olusola Odumosu, explained that the incident happened on Monday, January 9, 2023.
According to him, the incident happened at night yesterday at the Kuriga Mining Site in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Naija News learnt that five other security personnel and an unspecified number of local security forces were killed in the ambush. It was gathered that the bandits also carted away rifles and other accoutrements of the slain officers.
The personnel who were attached to the Kaduna State Ministry of Mines were ambushed and killed by the bandits while on official duty at a mining site.
Odumosu said the remains of the slain officers and men have been recovered and deposited at the Barau Diko Hospital Kaduna.
On his part, the Commandant General (CG), Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, described the unfortunate incident as a big loss to the corps, families of the slain victims and the nation.
He commiserated with the families and friends of the deceased and prayed that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
“So, in honour of the slain personnel, the CG has directed that the corps’ flag be hoisted at half-mast and that a national prayer involving both Christians and Muslims be organised at the national corps headquarters, Abuja, to pray for God’s protection for all officers and men of the corps in the new year and avert a recurrence of the such awful incident,” the NSCDC statement noted.