22 slain soldiers buried in Abuja. See the full list.

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The Nigerian Army has buried at least 22 officers and soldiers who were killed in action by terrorists in Niger State, today, August 25, 2023.

The military had last week disclosed that 36 personnel paid supreme price during an ambush by the terrorists at Zungeru-Tegina road and the subsequent jet crash that happened in Chukuba area of Shiroro, all in Niger State.

The Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru and his counterpart for State, Bello Matawalle as well as the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, are in attendance.

Other dignitaries include the Deputy Governor of Niger State, Yakubu Garba; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Naval Staff, Emmanuel Ogalla; families and relatives of fallen heroes; among others.

According to the programme those for burial are:

  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
  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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