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.
Confirming this, director of public relations at the headquarters of the corps, Abuja, DCC Odumosu Olusola, said “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”
The dead personnel were identified as:
1. Mohammed Ibrahim (Assistant Superintendent of Corps 1)
2. Cheche Ahmed (Assistant Superintendent of Corps 11)
3. Yunusa Mahmam (Inspector of Corps)
4. BALA Abdullahi (Corps Assistant 1)
While the driver identified as Inspector Bala Adamu is currently in the hospital receiving treatment.
The statement further noted that the Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni 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.