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Four personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been lost to a buried landmine in Niger State.
A statement on Monday by the spokesman of the paramilitary agency, Olusola Odumosu said a bomb explosion has rocked an operational vehicle of the Niger State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps killing four personnel instantly while the driver of the vehicle sustained very serious injuries during the blast and had been rushed to the hospital where he is currently battling for his life.
He disclosed that the explosion occured along Galadiman kogo axis in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State at the early hours of Monday morning involving some officers and men of NSCDC Niger Command attached to Shiroro Hydro Power Station, Shiroro, Niger State on a routine patrol in the early hours of Monday morning when their patrol vehicle stepped on a buried land mine which exploded immediately killing all occupants except the driver who is currently in a very critical condition.
Odumosu said the dead personnel are
Mohammed Ibrahim (Assistant Superintendent of Corps 1), Cheche Ahmed (Assistant Superintendent of Corps 11), Yunusa Mahmam (Inspector of Corps) and Bala Abdullahi (Corps Assistant 1), while the driver currently in critical condition at the hospital as been identified as Inspector Bala Adamu.
Odumosu said the Commandant General, NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Audi, PhD, has commiserated with families of the deceased officers and men who paid the supreme price in service to the Nation and reassured residents of Niger of the Corp’s resolve and commitment to the security of lives and property of Nigerians without deterrence.