Nigerian VIPs In Bullet-Proof Vehicles ‘Send’ 43 Security Aides To Graves

No fewer than 43 security details attached to high-profile personalities in the country have been killed in the line of duty within 25 months, Daily Trust Saturday reports. 

The development which claimed the lives of mostly policemen has been described as “unacceptable” by security experts considering how secured their principals with the bullet-proof vehicles are while the officers remain vulnerable to attacks in their not secured pick-up vans. 

Checks in the reported cases by our correspondents show that the number of casualties recorded in 2021 is lesser than the ones recorded in 2022, with a fresh record in 2023. 

The recent attack on a former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, on January 2, 2023, where at least four of his security details were killed, has raised concerns among Nigerians. 

Two personnel were earlier killed by suspected IPOB militants on December 9, while serving as security aides to two expatriates at a construction site at Umunachi in Imo State.

According to a tally compiled by Daily Trust Saturday, 12 and 27 personnel were killed in 2021 and 2022 respectively by kidnappers, gunmen, armed robbers, bandits, Boko Haram, IPOB militants, among other criminals, while four paid the supreme price in 2023.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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