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Bandits attack NSCDC headquarters in Nassarawa


An unspecified number of bandits attacked the headquarters of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, early Monday morning.

The assailants invaded the Command’s headquarters amid sporadic gunshots.

Operatives of the Command repelled the attack by opening fire on the bandits, leading to a gunfight. It was reported that the terrorists aimed to free some high-profile suspected criminals held by the Command.

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According to the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Jerry Victor, the bandits came with sophisticated weapons and attempted to break parts of the fence to enter the offices. Some of them took different positions around the building.

“The operatives of the NSCDC swiftly responded by opening fire on the hoodlums whose mission was to release some high-profile suspected criminals, including informants of kidnappers in the custody of the Command,” said Jerry Victor.

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He also confirmed that no casualties were recorded during the gun battle between the gunmen and the NSCDC operatives.