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.
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