A bomb explosion has rocked an operational vehicle of the Niger State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps killing four personnel on board, while the driver of the vehicle sustained ghastly injuries.
The explosion which occurred along the Galadiman kogo axis in Shiroro Local Government Area in the early hours involved some officers and men of NSCDC Niger Command attached to Shiroro HYDRO Power Station, Shiroro, Niger State.
In a statement issued by the Director of Public Relations of the corps, DCC Odumosu Olusola the personnel ran into the blast while on a routine patrol in the early hours of Monday.
“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 in the hospital battling his life”
“The deceased personnel were identified as AC I Mohammed Ibrahim, ASC II Chechbe Ahmed, IC Yunusa Mahmam and 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 has commiserated with families of the deceased officers and men who paid the supreme price in service to the Nation.
The Commandant reassured residents of Niger state of the Corp’s resolve and commitment to the security of lives and property of Nigerians without deterrence.