No fewer than 22 military personnel who died in combat in Niger State are being laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
This online recalls that the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on August 14, announced the death of at least 36 officers who were killed in battle.
The officers’ helicopter was shot down by some insurgents in the Zungeru area of Niger State.
The troops were deployed to Kundu village in Wushishi Local Government Area after bandits terrorized the area recently.
Some of the deceased officers had already been buried by their various families, remaining the 22 being interred on today Friday, August 25, 2023
The National Military Cemetery in Abuja hosted a mournful crowd as family and friends joined the military to bury officers who died in Niger State.
Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Gwabin Musa and other service chiefs were among those paying their respects.
The Defence Headquarters confirmed that the officers lost their lives in combat, including an air mission, on August 14.
Meanwhile, some of the deceased officers had already been buried by their families.
See the full list of military personnel for burial below:
1. Late Maj Sa Oni
2. Late FLT Lt Anthony Duryumsu
3. Late FLT Lt Ibrahim Adamu
4. Late LT Gm Odusami
5. Late LT Us Alkali
6. Late SGT Faruk Mohammed
7 . Late CPL Ibrahim Garba
8 . Late CPL Chiroma Pogu
9 . Late CPL Adama Isaac
10. Late CPL Haruna Jamilu Ii
11. Late CPL Samaila Bashiru
12. Late AB Suleiman Mk (NN)
13. Late CPL Jauro Amos (NAF)
14. Late LCPL Sunday Okopi
15. Late LCPL Ekpanyo Edetd
16. Late LCPL Alaribe Daniel (NAF)
17. Late LCPL Brigss Stephen (NAF)
18. Late LCPL Yakubu Ayuba
19. Late LCPL Nura Mohammed
20. Late PTE Habib Aliyu
21. Late PTE Tanko Waje
22. Late ACM Abubakar Abdulrahaman (NAF)
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