By Mohammed Tijjani, Kaduna.
Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Wednesday visited families of the personnel who were killed by bandits in Kaduna State.
The seven personnel and other fives were killed in an ambush in Kuriga village in Chikun Local Government Area on Jan. 9, while performing their duties.
Audi, who described the killing as heartrending, however, charged other personnel not to be deterred by the ugly incident; saying that they should, instead, continue to put in their best for a more secured country.
“Death is inevitable, it is heart touching losing the personnel,” he said.
According to him, the Federal Government has put in place new policies that would cater for the welfare of personnel of the NSCDC.
Audi said that the Corps had been settling burial benefits, entitlements as and when due, while having a group life insurance policy for its personnel.
He said that upon his assumption of office two years ago, the backlog of salaries and arrears had been cleared, with a few pending, which would soon be settled.
He reiterated the commitment of the Corps towards collaborating with other security agencies in dealing with hoodlums in the language they best understood, in line with presidential directive.
Audi commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his relentless effort towards providing relevant platforms to contain various security threats across the country.
There were goodwill messages from sister security agencies such as the Nigeria Immigration Service, the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Correctional Service, among others.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of cheques to the next of kin to the deceased personnel and award of a recruitment slot to each family to replace the slain personnel.