No fewer than 22 military personnel who lost their lives in combat in Niger State are being laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery situated in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
It’s worth recalling that on August 14, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) officially announced the unfortunate demise of a total of 36 officers who tragically fell during battle.
The officers were onboard a helicopter that was shot down by insurgents in the Zungeru area of Niger State.
These troops had been dispatched to Kundu village in Wushishi Local Government Area following a series of attacks by bandits in the region.
While a number of the fallen officers had already been laid to rest by their respective families, there remain 22 individuals whose interment is scheduled for Friday.
Presently, the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Gwabin Musa, along with other high-ranking service officials, are in attendance at the cemetery.
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