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NSCDC Bids Farewell To Personnel Killed By Bandits

The remains of seven personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, ambushed and slain in Birnin Gwari community on Monday, 9 January, 2023, by bandits while on routine duty of Protecting a mining site in Kaduna State, have been laid to rest.

Their corpses were handed over to families and loved ones at the NSCDC Kaduna Command.

The Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi represented by the Commandant, Kaduna Command, Idris Yahaya Adah praised the efforts of the gallant officers who lost their lives in defence of the country describing them as “Heroes, never to be forgotten.”

Addressing people during the ceremony, Dr Audi noted
that although the loss is painful and the tears are much, but God knows best.

He described the 7 personnel who died as committed and dedicated members of the Corps who will be greatly missed by colleagues and friends at work.

The CG assures families and next of kins of the deceased of timely dispatch of benefits accruable to them.

He thanked the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, for remembering the Corps at this trying period.

According to Audi, “Mr President’s Condolence Message motivated us greatly and renewed the strength of the corps.

He assured Mr President that, the Corps will not be deterred by the unfortunate incident, rather, it will spur the organisation into more aggressive action against the people’s common enemy.

PR/ Nkiru Njemanze,Edited by Grace Namiji

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