Following the brutal murder of seven personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) by bandits in Kaduna, the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), has commiserated with the Commandant General of the outfit, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, and the rank and file for the unfortunate loss.
Speaking through a statement signed by the Association’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Eric Elezuo, the body described the killing as one death too many and unfortunate, noting that wiping out Security operatives in the manner is not acceptable.
“We commiserate and mourn with the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), officers and men of the Corps over the gruesome and unfortunate killing of seven officers while on active duty of protecting lives and property.
“While we totally condemn the senseless murder of men, who are protecting Nigerian citizens, we pray that Almighty God give you all the fortitude to bear the loss, and bounce back to reckoning, in the task of protecting lives and infrastructure,” the statement reads.
The Association further tasked the Corps and other sister agencies to put in the works to ensure that perpetrators of the dastardly act are brought to book within a short period. They also charged the Corps not to give in to intimidation as evil will not be allowed to triumph over good.
“This is surely a trying time for the Corps and security agencies, which may have suffered loss in the ambush, but you must not allow the act to derail your focus, but let it be the tonic needed to wipe out any trace of insecurity wherever they may exist. Evil must not triumph over good, and every hand must be on deck to ensure that those who do not want the nation to enjoy peace are made to pay the price,” Elezuo said.
The statement further quoted the president of the Association, Oki Samson, as lending his voice to console family and friends of the slain officers, asking God to grant them heart to bear the terrible loss.
It would be recalled that on Monday, seven personnel of the Corps were ambushed and killed at Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna, while on national assignment just as another four died in a fatal road accident on the same day.