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April 19, 2024

COAS, Badaru, Matawalle present as military buries 22 officers killed in Niger

Military personnel from the Nigerian Armed Forces, along with their loved ones, on Friday gathered to lay to rest 22 fallen comrades who had lost their lives in combat in Niger State.

According to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), no fewer than 36 officers were killed in battle, including an air mission, on August 14.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Defence, Muhammed Badaru; Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle; Deputy Governor of Niger State, Yakubu Garba; Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Gwabin Musa; and other service chiefs.

It was gathered that some of the deceased officers had already been buried by their families.

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