By Christopher Oji
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the death of seven of its’ personnel alongside five others from a sister security agency and local security service in an ambush by bandits in Kaduna State .
The personnel who were attached to the Kaduna State Ministry of Mines were ambushed and killed by bandits while on official duty at a mining site in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State.
In a statement by Director of Public Relations, NSCDC National Headquarters , Abuja,
DCC Olusola Odumosu,In honour of the slain personnel, ‘the NSDC Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Abubakar, has directed that the Corps’ flag be hoisted at half-mast,and that a national prayer involving both Christians and muslims be organized at the Corps National headquarters, Abuja, to pray for Gods protection for all officers and men of the Corps in the new year and avert a recurrence of such awful incident.
“The sad incidence occured on Monday 9th of January 2023, at about 10.am , at the Kuriga mining site in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State.
“After the attack, the bandits carted away riffles of the slain operatives. The remains of the slain officers and men, have been recovered, and deposited at the Barau Diko Hospital Kaduna.
” The CG described the unfortunate incident as a big loss to the Corps, families of the slain victims and the nation.He commiserates with the families and friends of the deceased, and prays that God grants them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss”.