A NSCDC commander has been killed after his vehicle ran into explosives planted by Bandits.
The unfortunate incident occurred around Shiroro Local Government area of Niger State. It was learnt that the commander, Mohammed Ibrahim and three others lost their lives.
Confirming the incident, the Niger State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Umar Emmanuel said; “We lost four of our security personnel who were in our security vehicle that ran on the bomb.”
The PRO of the Niger state Police Command, Abiodun Wasiu revealed that the operatives were on a rescue mission before the sad occurrence.
“The Niger State Police Command wishes to confirm that on 21/02/2022 at about 0100hrs, armed bandits/terrorists attacked Galadima-Kogo village, Shiroro LGA killing about six persons and set some houses ablaze.”
“However, joint tactical teams comprised of the Military, Police, NSCDC and Vigilantes were mobilised to the scene, and unfortunately while on their way, a truck with NSCDC personnel ran into an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) planted by bandits/insurgents along the routes and exploded.”
“Consequently, as a result of the IED explosion, four NSCDC personnel lost their lives, while the driver sustained serious injuries and presently receiving treatment in a hospital, in Minna.”