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NSCDC confirms two officers killed in Benue herdsmen attack

NSCDC confirms two officers killed in Benue herdsmen attack

- The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Benue command, has confirmed the killing of its men

- The security agency said that two of its officers were killed during an exchange of fire between its men and herdsmen that came to attack a village in Benue

The Benue state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the killing of two of its men in Wanger village, Kasseyo council ward of Guma local government area of Benue state, on Sunday, February 11.

The command’s corps public relations officer, Adakole John Peter (ASCl), said that the two officers, Adams Godwin and Patrick Abah were killed during an exchange of fire between its men and herdsmen that came to attack the village, the Sun reports.

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Legit.ng gathered that Peter, however, refuted an earlier claim in a section of the media that the two dead officers were recruited in 2017

He explained: “The two officers killed were not recruited in 2017 as claimed by a section of the media as NSCDC never recruited in 2016 or in 2017, and that the two officers killed were never in this category.

“Adams Godwin joined the Corps on 14th July 2010 in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Corps (ASCll). He was later promoted to the rank of ASCl on the 1st January 2014, and he was recently promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Corps (DSC) on 1st January 2017.

“Abah Patrick was recruited into the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on the 26th October 2007 as a Lance Corporal and was later promoted to the rank of Senior Corps Assistant on 1st January 2014. He has recently written his promotion exams on the 23rd December 2017 and the result is being awaited."

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Legit.ng previously reported that the NSCDC on Thursday, February 8, said it had been mandated to provide special security for the federal government’s proposed cattle colonies, expressing its resolve to discharge its mandate creditably.

The commandant general of the Corps Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana stated this at the decoration of 57 of the newly promoted 3,983 staff of the NSCDC in Abuja.

He said: ''We have been given the mandate to provide security to cattle colonies, ranches or whatever you may wish to call them...”

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