Four officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC have been killed in Galadiman Kogo axis of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State by landmine suspected to be planted by Boko Haram terrorists.
The patrol van carrying the deceased officers identified as: ASC I Mohammed Ibrahim, ASC I I Cheche Ahmed, IC Yunusa Mahmam and CAI Bala Abdullahi reportedly into explosives planted on the road, leading to blowing up of the vehicle.
However, according to PR Nigeria, the driver of the patrol van survived the ambush and is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Shiroro town.
The website also reported that Boko Haram terrorists later attacked Chubadi, Mangoro and Argida communities also within the Shiroro axis on Monday evening in an attempt to loot foodstuff and other logistic provisions.
But the Boko Haram fighters were reportedly repelled vigilantes from neighbouring Zuru town, in Kebbi State, according to local sources.
“The swift response of army troops and local vigilantes who came from Kebbi State, precisely Zuru, averted the looting attack and bloody carnage on villagers in Chubadi, Mangoro and Argida,” one of the local sources added.
Sources told PR Nigeria that the killings of the civil defence operatives and the attack on the village all bear signature of Boko Haram.
“The sophisticated weapons they use, the hoisting of flags and the secretive ways they plant the IEDs are clear signatures of Boko Haram terrorists.
“Even with the aerial bombing, ground operations are being hampered by planted IEDs which require sweeping to defuse affected areas.
“We can’t move without advisories from bomb experts on the safety of our troops and the routes.
“You may recall that last month, over 50 Boko Haram terrorists on a reprisal mission after the killing and arrest of their members and recovery of over 500 animals, launched the bloodiest attack on the camp of Joint Security Task Force in the same Galadiman Kogo district. They killed 11 security personnel including intelligence operatives,” he concluded.
The camp of the Joint Security Task Force stationed at Kuchi in Munya was later shut down
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