Seven Slain NSCDC Operatives Laid To Rest


By Adadainfo

The remains of seven personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who were ambushed and killed in Birnin Gwari community of Kaduna State on Monday, 9 January, 2023, by bandits have been buried.

The gallant officers were on a routine duty of protecting a mining site in Birnin Gwari LGA of the state when they were killed.

Their corpses were handed over to their respective families at the NSCDC Kaduna Command after a brief interment ceremony, our correspodent reports.

The commandant general of the corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, bidded the deceased goodbye when he paid his last respect at the lying-in-state ceremony held Saturday at the Kaduna State Command of the corps.

Dr Audi expressed shock while consoling families, friends and loved ones of the deceased. He also prayed for the repose of their souls.

Represented by the commandant, Kaduna Command, Idris Yahaya Adah, the CG praised the efforts of the gallant officers who lost their lives in defence of the country and described them as ‘heroes never to be forgotten’.

Dr Audi said, “They died in active service. They fought a good fight with the last drop of blood in their veins to safeguard the country.

“Although the loss is painful and the tears are much, but God knows best. We cannot question God. Let us live right, be in peace, love and harmony with our fellow men because one day, all of us will give account to God.”

He described the personnel ‘as committed and dedicated members of the corps who will be greatly missed by colleagues and friends at work’.

According to him, “They paid the supreme price for the nation. They died for us. They are our heroes and we shall always remember them.

“The world is saddened. What has happened has happened, we however, look unto God, and pray for forgiveness of their sins and for acceptance on the last day.”

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

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for remembering the corps at this trying period: “Mr President’s Condolence message motivated us greatly. It renewed our strength and rekindled our hope that we are not alone.

“This means a lot to us as a service and we are grateful for the support we are getting from the presidency and we feel proud serving the nation.”

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.

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