YouTube video shows Nigerian police officer killed in bomb explosion

NAL Staff writer
It was a sad day for members of the Nigerian security services as they watched one of their own killed in the line of duty; his lifeless body torn apart and thrown around by a bomb explosion.

The horrific video footage of a Nigerian Police Force killed while trying to defuse a bomb is now circulating online. The explosion, blamed on Boko Haram islamists, occurred in Kaduna on Tuesday.

“We lost one of our men from the police bomb disposal unit. He died when an explosive device he was trying to defuse exploded, killing him on the spot,”Kaduna state police spokesman Aminu Lawan told the Associated Free Press.

The video footage shows crowd of onlookers gathered around and applauding the officer while he attempted to defuse the bomb placed by road side. The officer was in his uniform, unprotected with anti-bomb explosion shield. The sudden explosion caused people to run for safety while screaming  Allahu-Akbar – God is Great.

The video is another wake-up call for the Nigerian government in its battle against internal terrorism greatly influenced by poor standard of living, political corruption and religious ideologies.

WARNING: Please be warned that this video contains horrific graphic images that can be offensive to some people.


6 thoughts on “YouTube video shows Nigerian police officer killed in bomb explosion

  1. Femi Ado

    A country with out security . I’m sorry for IG, if he doesn’t wake up, more damages is coming.
    Collecting money from road block should also stop immediate, and face there job.

  2. Bobo G

    Mumu yeye 9ja police. na the thing dem dey use our tax payers money to train be dis? senseless country, na only to disturb innocent people dem sabi. na government i blame for dis kind senselessness.

  3. Niyi Okewale

    Poorly trained and poorly equipped.
    Spare a thought for the hapless police man. Afterall he is a human being. He is someone’s son and possibly father, brother uncle and husband.
    Agreed he was probably more interested in erecting road blocks when he was supposed to be in training that is if there was a training to attend.
    Infact i think he should be commended. At least he tried to diffuse the bomb. Most Nigerian police men and women would not even pretend to do their duties.
    Nigerians need to learn from this as we seem more interested in jam today rather than perfecting the knowledge and skills that may save our lives one day.

    The people I really blame though are his supperiors. I think there should be an enquiry as to what training and equipment he recieved. Was he appropriately supported to do the job.
    until we begin to take those imbeciles at the helm of affairs in Nigeria to task on issues which affect all of us Nigeria will not make appreciable progress.

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