Defence & Security

NSCDC move to acquire anti-bomb operational vehicles after losing four personnel.

By Alex Olise

The  Nigeria Security and Civil  Defense Corps  (NSCDC )will soon add anti explosive operational vehicles to its  fleet in other to withstand the  current security challenges in the  Northern parts of  the  Country and other high risk zone in the Nation were terrorists are having field day.

The proposal to get new  sophisticated fleet which will soon be sent to the  Presidency followed the ugly incident that  occurred in Niger  State on Monday where multiple explosion rocked one of the regular operational vehicles of Civil Defense in the State Command killing four personnel instantly while only the  Driver sustained high degree of injuries and is currently battling for his life in the  hospital.

A top source at NSCDC office told  The  Trumpet today that the agency will definitely acquire the Anti explosive  fleet if Federal  government gave urgent  approval so they  can be at the par with other Military counterpart who also in the  forefront of the ongoing fight against Terrorism in the Country . The source noted that  the  Civil  Defence have been mandated to join forces with the Military to crack down on the insurgents. Adding, that new tactics are needed to combat the menace as the fight are changing trend as the days go by.

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The explosion which occurred along Galadinma Kogo axis in Shiroro Local  Government Area of Niger  State killed the. Four operatives attached to Shiroro Hydro Power. They were on routine patrol with their regular patrol  Hilux vehicle which drove into a buried land Mine resulting in the explosion killing four of the Officers instantly.

The  Director Public  Relations NSCDC National  headquarters  Abuja  DCC Odumosu Olusola gave the  names of the late Officers as ASC1 Mohammed  Ibrahim, ASC11 Cheche Ahmed, IC Yunusa Mahman ,CA1 Bala Abdullahi and then Driver was identified as Inspector Bala Adamu now in critical  condition in undisclosed hospital .

The  Commandant General of the agency Ahmed  Abubakar Audi had since  commiserate with the  Families of  the deceased.

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