Armed bandits, on Monday, ambushed and killed seven officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Monday.
The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu, confirmed the killing on Tuesday in Kaduna.
Odumosu said bandits killed the officers and five others from a sister security agency and a local security service.
He said the incident occurred at about 10.00 a.m. at Kuriga mining site in Birnin-Gwari area of the state.
According to him, the officers were attached to the Kaduna State Ministry of Mines.
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They were on official duty at a mining site in Birnin Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State.
“After the attack, the bandits carted away riffles of the slain operatives.
“We have recovered the remains of the slain officers and deposited them at the Barau Diko Hospital, Kaduna.
“The Commandant-General, Dr Ahmed Audi, described the incident as a big loss to the Corps, families of the slain victims and the nation,” he said.
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