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Bornu: 75 Civil Defence Officers Killed In 2016 By Boko Haram

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Bornu State Command in North-east Nigeria has said 75 personnel of the command were killed, while 15 others are declared missing in action in the year 2016 as a result of Boko Haram insurgency.

The state Commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi, while briefing journalists said the officers were killed in separate attacks in Gwoza and Gamboru Ngala.

He added that, about 19 area offices belonging to the NSCDC across the state were completely destroyed by Boko Haram, noting that, “We have alerted our sister agencies on the issues while the NSCDC national headquarters have assisted the families of the bereaved.”

According to him, “We will deploy additional 500 personnel in liberated LGA’s. We have already deployed 100 to Dikwa; we are preparing 30 for Monguno, while 20 of our men were drafted for Nganzai local government area.

“Some of them are already in Chibok and Askira Uba local government areas.”

Abdullahi further added that those deployed include the Anti-riot Squad, Bomb Detection and Disposal Unit as well as Intelligence and Detective Unit of the command.

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