The Nigerian military is currently holding a mass burial for the 22 officers who lost their lives during an ambush and air crash in Niger State.
Recall that bandits had ambushed the troops in Niger State on August 14, 2023, killing many soldiers.
The military is currently conducting a mass burial for personnel at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja.
Speaking during the burial, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, ordered all military commanders and soldiers to revenge the deaths of their colleagues.
He said: “When you have to bury your own, you feel very pained. I want to assure the families that their deaths are not in vain.
“We appreciate them. We will ensure those who did this must pay for this. I use this opportunity to call on all commanders and troops all over Nigeria that we must avenge this. Those who did this and those who continue to kill our men wherever they are we will smoke them out.”
Below are the full list of deceased military personnel in Niger crash:
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).”