The president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), ordered the Armed Forces in Abuja on Thursday to hunt down the murderers of seven members of the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps.
“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 Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant for Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
In a previous report, the punch revealed that at least seven officers were ambushed by gunmen on Monday while accompanying an expatriate to a mining site in the Birnin Gwari local government area of northwestern Nigeria’s Kaduna state.
Staff attached to the Kaduna State Ministry of Mines were ambushed and killed along with five others, according to the corporation’s director of public relations, Olusola Odumosu.
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 defied 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 said.
The attack comes just a month after at least 38 people were reportedly killed in isolated attacks in the Malagum 1 and Sokwong settlements of Kagoro chiefdom, Kaura local government area, Kaduna state.
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