A bomb explosion has rocked the Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) operational vehicle, killing four personnel instantly.
The vehicle driver also sustained severe injuries during the blast and was rushed to the hospital, where he is currently battling for his life.
DCC Odumosu Olusola, Director Public Relations of NSCDC, in a statement said the explosion occurred along Galadiman kogo axis in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State at the early hours of Monday involving some officers and men of NSCDC Niger Command attached to Shiroro HYDRO Power Station, Shiroro, Niger State.
Olusola stated that the personnel were on a routine patrol 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 ASC I Mohammed Ibrahim, ASC II Cheche Ahmed, IC Yunusa Mahmam, CAI BALA Abdullahi,
While the driver, identified as Inspector Bala Adamu, is currently in the hospital receiving treatment.
“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,” he said.