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Thursday, 29 March 2018

11 slain soldiers buried in Kaduna amidst tears

 


11 slain soldiers buried in Kaduna amidst tears
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….as Buratai vows to fish out killers

The remains of the 11 slain soldiers killed by armed bandits at Kampanin doka village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State have been laid to rest amidst tears at the Commonwealth cemetery, Kaduna.
Armed bandits attacked the said village on the 20th March, 2018 and in the process killed 11 soldiers who were deployed there on military operations against arm banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling among other forms of criminalities, code named “Exercise Ayem AKpatuma” (Cat Race).
The late soldiers are, Private Olabode Hammed (Ogun state), Private Bamidele Adekunle Emmanuel (Ogun State), Private Owochukwu Christian Chigoziri (Rivers State), Private Adamu Muhammed (Bauchi State) Private Lamara Ahmed (Jigawa State), Private Mubarak Suleiman (Plateau State), Private Bashir Sani (Katsina State), Private Usman Abubakar Jalo (Gombe state), Private Nafiu Iliyasu (Jigawa State), Private Safiyanu Ahmed (Jigawa State) and Private Alhassan Ibrahim (Kaduna State).
The chief mourner and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Army Headquarters Kaduna, Major General Mohammed Mohammed in his speech described the death of the soldiers as painful but a sacrifice and supreme prize for the people of Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State and Nigeria.
While condoling the families of the deceased soldiers, he said the military will stop at nothing to fish out the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to justice accordingly.
Meanwhile, he urged the deceased family not to be discouraged in sending their children to the army as a result of the death of the soldiers.
“We will remain committed towards guaranteeing the peace and security of Nigeria and Nigerians regardless of situations such as this, we will not run away”.
While assuring the family and next of kins of the deceased of military support, he further reiterated that their death is not and will not be in vain.
“We will continue to fight against all forms of arm banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other criminalities in the country”.
On his part, Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai represented by the Secretary to the State government Lawal Balarebe also expressed his condolence to the family of the deceased.
The Governor who promised the support of the government also donated Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000:00) to each of the next of kin to the slain soldiers in a single cheque amounting to 5.5 million naira.
Responding, one of the next of kin to the slain soldiers, Sani Leman Kila described their death as unfortunate and painful but attributes it to the will of God.