January 12, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his anguish over the death of seven personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), who were ambushed and killed by bandits in Kaduna State while on official duty.
THEWILL reported that bandits, on Monday, ambushed and killed seven officers of the NSCDC, 5 other personnel from a sister security agency and local security service at the Kuriga mining site in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna.
The President in a statement issued Thursday, by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, directed the Armed Forces to seek the bandits who inflicted the casualty and make them pay the price.
He described the loss of the personnel as a tragic event and hailed the courage of the men who gave their lives for the nation.
According to him, “The NSCDC personnel who braved all challenges to guard our nation and its people had 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 fortitude to bear the loss.”