Military Buries 20 Personnel Killed In Niger

The Nigerian military has conducted the burial of at least 20 officers and soldiers who were killed in action by terrorists in Niger State.

The military had last week disclosed that 36 personnel lost their lives in 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 attended the burial ceremony.

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 the fallen heroes; among others.

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