The Commanding General of the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps, Ahmed Audi, has expressed his sorrow over the death of seven members of the corps who were killed in Kaduna by bandits while carrying out their official duties.
This was contained in a press release signed by NSCDC spokesman Olusola Odumosu on Wednesday as prayers were offered for the slain officers.
the punch reports that seven NSCDC officials were killed in an attack at a Kuriga mining site in the Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state on Monday.
Five other security officers attached to a sister agency were said to have been killed in the same incident.
The remains of the murdered officers and men were deposited in the mortuary of Barau Diko Hospital, Kaduna.
The sad incident occurred less than a month ago when no less than 38 people were reportedly killed in separate attacks in the Malagum 1 and Sokwong villages of Kagoro Chiefdom in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Represented by DCG Crisis and Disaster Management Nnamdi Nwinyi, the GC stressed that the body is doing the right thing in securing the country and will not be deterred or overwhelmed by unfortunate incidents.
According to the statement, the GC condemned the killings and denounced other news of deaths of personnel throughout the country, which informed its directive to organize intercessory prayers.
Led by Chief Imam Deputy Commander Muhammed Aliyu and National Chaplain Assistant Commander John Paul at Corps Headquarters, both clerics offered prayers for all staff, families of slain officers and repose for the souls of those who had died.
Prayers were also offered to stop such ugly incidents in the future, the peace and progress of Nigeria and the successful conduct of the 2023 general election.
The HQ called on staff to continue performing their patriotic duties and stressed the need for increased security awareness and vigilance in the course of these assignments.
In the same vein, the corps helmsman ordered Deputy Commanding General, Zone B, Kaduna, Mohammed Haruna, to lead a delegation of senior officials to commiserate with the families of those killed in Kaduna state.
The ACG Zone B, during the condolence visit on behalf of the HQ, assured them of the support of the Commanding General at all times and promised to ensure that all the disappeared are given adequate and dignified burial.