President Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retired) in Abuja on Thursday ordered the armed forces to hunt down the murderers of seven Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps officials.
“The president ordered the armed forces to find the bandits who caused this casualty and make them pay the price,” read a statement signed by Garba Shehu, Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant for Media and Publicity.
PUNCH Subway had reported that seven NSCDC officers were ambushed by gunmen on Monday while accompanying an expatriate to a mining site in the Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.
NSCDC Director of Public Relations Olusola Odumosu said the officers, who were attached to the Kaduna State Ministry of Mines, were ambushed and killed along with five other security officers.
Reacting to the incident, Buhari described the loss as tragic.
He saluted “the courage of the men who gave their lives for the nation.”
“NSCDC personnel, who braved all challenges to protect our nation and its people, made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
“My thoughts are with the bereaved families and their compatriots in the service.
“May Almighty God grant them and the entire service the strength to bear the loss,” Buhari added.
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