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Nigerian military buries 22 officers killed in Niger state

The burial of about 22 officers and soldiers who were killed in action by terrorists in Niger State is ongoing.

It could be recalled that 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.

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

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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.

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According to the programme of events, those for burial are:

Late Maj SA Oni

Late Flt Lt Anthony Duryumsu

Late Flt Lt Ibrahim Adamu

Late Lt Gm Odusami

Late Lt Us Alkali

Late Sgt Faruk Mohammed

Late Cpl Ibrahim Garba


Late Cpl Chiroma Pogu

Late Cpl Adama Isaac

Late Cpl Haruna Jamilu

Late Cpl Samaila Bashiru

Late Ab Suleiman Mk (NN)

Late Cpl Jauro Amos (NAF)

Late Lcpl Sunday Okopi

Late Lcpl Ekpanyo Edetd

Late Lcpl Alaribe Daniel (NAF)

Late Lcpl Brigss Stephen (NAF)

Late Lcpl Yakubu Ayuba

Late Lcpl Nura Mohammed

Late Pte Habib Aliyu

Late Pte Tanko Waje

Late Acm Abubakar Abdulrahaman (NAF)

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