February 19, 2018

4 NSCDC officers killed in Rivers state

4 NSCDC officers killed in Rivers state

Gunmen have killed four operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Omoku, Ogba-Egbemandoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The NSCDC operatives were said to be manning Nigeria Agip Oil Company in the Niger Delta community when the gunmen dressed in military camouflage stormed the place and opened fire on them. The public relations officer of the NSCDC, Mr Micheal Oguntuase, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said it occurred on Monday evening at about 6:40 a.m. local time.

According to him, operatives of the NSCDC had engaged the gunmen in a fierce gun battle on realising that they were not military men. “Others who were injured in the attack had been taken to a hospital for treatment,” he said. Despite the attack, however, he reaffirmed the corps commitment to tackling pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminality around oil facilities. Read more 

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