The Commandant General (CG) of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi, has promised to give automatic jobs to the families of seven officers killed by bandits in Kaduna State.
Audi said this when presenting bank cheques by Mining Development Company Limited to the next of kin of late officers ambushed and killed by terrorists in Birnin Gwari on Thursday in Kaduna.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CG, who was represented by the Assistant Commandant General (ACG), Zone B, Muhammad Haruna, did not disclose the amount given to them.
Seven personnel and five others were killed in an ambush in Kuriga village in Chikun Local Government Area on Jan. 9, while on official duty.
Audi, while sympathising with the families of late officers, appreciated the efforts of the mining company for identifying with the corps since the killing of the officers.
“Since the killing of the seven officers, the mining company has been identifying with us, they have not abandoned us and it showed that you have the welfare of our officers at heart,” he said.
He urged the family to utilise the token received for the benefit of the children of late officers.
The CG said that the corps was also working hard to ensure early payment of benefits to the next of kin.