Gunmen kill 7 NSCDC operatives, 5 others in Kaduna

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the killing of seven of its personnel and five other persons , ambushed at Kuriga mining site, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The NSCDC Director of Public Relations, Olusola Odumosu, said on Tuesday in Abuja that the five others were from a sister security agency and local vigilance group.

He said that one NSCDC personnel escaped the attack with injuries and is currently undergoing treatment.Odumosu added that the attack, which occurred on Monday about 10 a.m, was unfortunate and a big loss to the Corps and family members of the deceased.

He said that the attackers carted away rifles of the slain operatives, adding that the remains of the officers and men had been deposited at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in Kaduna.

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