12 NSCDC personnel at duty in mining site killed by bandits

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BY SAIFULLAH MAHMUD, JANUARY 10, 2023 | 04:21 PM


At least 12 security personnel were confirmed dead on Tuesday following a fresh bandit attack at a mining site in Birnin Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State.

DCC Olusola Odumosu, spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

Odumosu said the security personnel were ambushed on Monday at the mining site.

He explained that out of the twelve, seven were NSCDC personnel and the remaining five were from a sister security organization and a local security service.

'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.

'The sad incidence took place on Monday 9th of January 2023, at about 10.00hrs at the Kuriga mining site in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State.

'After the attack, the bandits carted away riffles of the slain operatives and the remains of the slain officers and men have been recovered and deposited at the Barau Diko Hospital Kaduna,' Odumosu said.

He noted that Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, the commandant general of the corps described the incident as a big loss to the NSCDC, the victims’ families and the entire nation.

He commiserated with the families and friends of the deceased and prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

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Seven personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were ambushed and killed alongside 5 others from a sister security agency and local security service.

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.

The sad incidence took place on Monday 9th of January 2023, at about 10.00hrs at the Kuriga mining site in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State.

After the attack, the bandits carted away riffles of the slain operatives and the remains of the slain officers and men have been recovered and deposited at the Barau Diko Hospital Kaduna.

The Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni, OFR, 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.

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 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.

SIGNED: DCC OLUSOLA ODUMOSU DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS. NSCDC NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA


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