Borno State: NSCDC Officer Killed By IED Explosion

Borno State: NSCDC Officer Killed By IED Explosion

  • An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been killed by an improvised explosive device (IED)
  • The officer, Abubakar Nurudeen, was reported to have died on duty while inspecting electrical power lines in Jakana, Borno State
  • Nurudeen has since been buried according to Islamic rites upon the confirmation of his demise at the hospital journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro.

Maiduguri, Borno - A Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer, Abubakar Nurudeen, has died in Jakana, Borno State, due to an improvised explosive device (IED).

The incident occurred while he was inspecting Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) power lines that had been previously damaged.

NSCDC, Borno, IED Explosion
The NSCDC confirmed the tragic incident via an official statement. Photo Credit: NSCDC
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While stepping on the device, Nurudeen warned his colleagues to move back, but the IED detonated, causing fatal injuries.

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He was part of a joint patrol unit, the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), tasked with securing the Maiduguri-Damaturu route, which Boko Haram terrorists often target.

The tragedy took place during a routine stop to document the downed power lines, highlighting the persistent dangers faced by security forces in the region.

Confirming the incident, the NSCDC, in a statement as quoted by Leadership, said:

“The unfortunate incident occurred around 100 hrs of Thursday, 28/12/2023, as confirmed by a security operative stationed at a checkpoint close to the area."

NSCDC officer laid to rest

The NSCDC team transported Nurudeen's body to the state specialist hospital for confirmation of his death, after which he was laid to rest following Islamic customs.

Last week, another TCN 330kv transmission line near Katsaita village in Yobe State was destroyed by explosives, resulting in power outages in parts of Borno and Yobe. However, no group has claimed responsibility for either incident.

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Maiduguri is currently without electricity following the deadly attack on Nurudeen.

While TCN attributes the Yobe incident to vandals, residents suspect the involvement of either Boko Haram terrorists or individuals seeking personal gain through such destructive acts.

Tragic motor accident kills family of 8 in Imo state

In another report, the Imo State Police Command has confirmed the demise of eight families in a ghastly motor accident.

It was gathered that the family of eight were on their way for the New Year's holiday when the tragic incident occurred.

The horrific accident happened at about 3 pm on Wednesday, December 29, at the Amanwozuzu junction in the Ikeduru local government area.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: