The Nigerian Army has on Friday, 11th January, 2019 buried 13 slain solders and one officer who died on December 24, 2018 as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.
The soldiers and the officer were said to have been killed along Damaturu/Maiduguri Road while on national duty.
The General Officer Commanding, GOC, 1 Division, Major General Mohammed Mohammed, said it has been a grim day in the Division and the entire Army since the departure of the fallen heroes.
While consoling the family members of the deceased at the Common Wealth Cemetery in Kaduna where he said the slain soldiers exemplified the values of the nation and the military, he urged the gallant troops not to relent in their efforts to ensuring that they get rid of kidnappers, bandits and other criminal elements.
Major General Mohammed assured the gallant troops of the unwavering support of the Chief of Army Staff and the leadership of the nation in ensuring that they are provided with necessary equipment as well as adequate welfare to carry out their duty effectively and efficiently.
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Author: Juliet Oyoyo