PHOTOS: Moment Sla!n Soldiers Were Buried In Abuja

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The military on Friday conducted a mass burial for 20 soldiers who died in an air crash in Niger State at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja.

Bandits had ambushed the troops in Niger State on August 14, 2023, killing the soldiers while others were injured.

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Meanwhile, the Chief of defense Staff has vowed that Nigeria army will avenge the killings of the Officers.

No fewer than 36 officers and soldiers engaging terrorists were killed while an aircraft on rescue mission subsequently crashed.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has vowed that the Nigerian military will avenge the killing of its personnel who were ambushed at Zungeru-Tegina road in Niger State on August 14.

No fewer than 36 officers and soldiers engaging terrorists were killed while an aircraft on rescue mission subsequently crashed.

The military had last week disclosed that the officers paid supreme price during the ambush which occurred on Zungeru-Tegina road and the crash in Chukuba area of Shiroro, all in Niger State.

Speaking at Military Cemetery, Abuja, where 20 deceased personnel of the armed forces were buried, the Defence Chief said none of those adversaries would go scot-free, saying they would be hunted down by all means.

The deceased, buried at the Cemetery, include: Private Habib Aliyu, who joined armed forces in 2020; Lance Corporal Nura Mohammed (joined in 2016); AB Suleiman with registration number X/1468; Lance Corporal Sunday Okopi (12NA/65/5192) and 16 others.

According to Daily Trust, speaking after laying of wreath on their graves and presentation of the national flags to the deceased’s next of kins, Musa said they joined the family members in their griefs, adding that the deaths of their loved ones would not be in vain.

“Those that did this, and those that have continued our men, wherever they are, we will get them out; we will smoke them out and we will ensure that they never have any other opportunity to kill any other person, that I assure you.”

“We will hunt you down; we will bring you to justice. We will not relent until we get those causing havocs in the country,” the distraught Defence Chief said.


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