7 Murdered NSCDC Personnel Buried Amid Tears

It was a tearful event as the 7 Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who were ambushed and murdered by bandits who were laid to rest.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the NSCDC Director Public Relations, Mr Olusola Odumosu on Sunday 15th January 2023 in Abuja, Nigeria.

He recalled how the deceased personnel were murdered in Birnin Gwari community on the 9th of January, while they were on duty of protecting a mining site in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State, Nigeria.

The corpses of the deceased NSCDC personnel according to him were handed over to their families and loved ones at the NSCDC Kaduna Command after a brief interment ceremony.

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The Commandant General (CG) of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi bade the officers goodbye when he paid his last respect to them at the lying-in-state ceremony organised for them on Saturday.

The Commandant which was represented by Mr Idris Adah, who is the Kaduna Command Commandant, praised the efforts of the gallant officers who lost their lives in defence of the country and described them as “Heroes, never to be forgotten.”

He assured families and the next of kin of the deceased of the timely dispatch of benefits accruable to them.

He further thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for consoling and remembering the Corps in its time of grief, while hinting that the Corps would not be deterred by the unfortunate incident, rather, it will spur the organisation into more aggressive action against the people’s common enemy.

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