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Insurgency: Army buries officer, 13 soldiers in Kaduna

Remains of an officer and 13 soldiers killed by Boko Haram in Maiduguri on 24th December, 2018 during their burial at the Commonwealth cemetery in Kaduna, Friday, 11th Jan 2019. Photo: Shehu K. Goro

An officer and thirteen soldiers killed along Damaturu/ Maiduguri road while on national duty on 24th  December, 2018 where Friday buried at the Commonwealth cemetery in Kaduna.

The troops said to be from 1 Division were going back to their base in Kaduna after taking supplies to soldiers in Maidiguri when they were abused and killed by insurgents.

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Speaking at the burial which had in attendance the Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Major General Adeniyi Oyebade and other senior officers, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Major General Mohammed Mohammed 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 ensure that they get rid of kidnappers, bandits and other criminal elements.

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He added: “I want to assure you of the unwavering support of the Chief of Army Staff and the leadership of our dear nation in ensuring that you are provided with necessary equipment as well as adequate welfare to carry out your duty effectively and efficiently”.

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