Bandits Kill NSCDC Officer after Collecting Ransom


By John Shiklam in Kaduna

A personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna state, Mr. Bulus Sanda, who was abducted about 10 days ago, has been killed by his abductors after an undisclosed amount of money was paid as ransom.

Sanda was abducted alongside three others including a 14 year old girl, when gunmen invaded their homes at Mararaban Rido area of Kaduna metropolis, on September 28, 2020, at midnight.

Family sources said the deceased was killed on Tuesday by the bandits after an undisclosed amount of money was paid for his release.
“We paid a ransom and we were expecting his release. But after sometime, they called us and said they had killed him because they discovered that he was a security personnel.

“They directed us to where they dumped his corpse.
“This is very sad, the security situation is very scary and unfortunately the government is not doing much to address it, ” the source said.
Meanwhile the Kaduna State Command of the NSCDC, has confirmed the killing of the officer.

The Corps Commandant, Mr. Babangida Dutsinma, in a statement on Tuesday, said the deceased was just transferred to Kaduna recently.
The statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Orndiir Terzungwe, said the deceased who joined the corps in 2010 was abducted from his residence at Mararaban Rido, Chikun Local Government area of the state.

The statement said the officer had served the corps in different locations, adding that he was dedicated to his duty in an exemplary manner.
The statement said Sanda was serving in the Kaduna-North Division of the NSCDC before the tragic incident that led to his death.

The statement commiserated with the family of the deceased and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
The statement also urged members of the public to support the activities of security agencies in the state to ensure safety of lives and property.