A newly promoted officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, identified as Usman Dagara, has died of bullet injuries that he sustained during an encounter with suspected kidnappers on Sunday in Abuja.

It was learned that the suspected kidnappers were said to have intercepted him and shot at him along the Kuje-Gwagwalada Road around 9 pm on Sunday.

It was further learned that Dagara sustained bullet injuries from the attack and was rushed to the hospital where he died on Monday.

Olusola Odumosu, the Public Relations Officer of the corps, confirmed the incident, describing the loss as a painful one to the command.

Odumosu said, “He was newly promoted and attached to the Agro Rangers Department at the national headquarters.

“He was killed between 9 pm and 10 pm on Sunday along Kuje-Gwagwalada Road, Abuja.

“He was shot by kidnappers and was left helpless along the roadside until a Good Samaritan rushed him to Gwagwalada Teaching Hospital where he later gave up the ghost.”