Military holds mass burial for personnel killed in Niger State ambush


The military has conducted a mass burial for personnel who died during an ambush and air crash in Niger State.

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Bandits had ambushed the troops in Niger State on August 14, 2023, killing 14 soldiers while seven were injured.

The incident necessitated the deployment of the Nigeria Air Force evacuation aircraft.

The aircraft, however, was said to have crashed killing all passengers including two pilots, and two crew members onboard.

According to the programme of events on Friday, those for burial are:

Late Maj SA Oni

Late Flt Lt Anthony Duryumsu

Late Flt Lt Ibrahim Adamu

Late Lt Gm Odusami

Late Lt Us Alkali

Late Sgt Faruk Mohammed

Late Cpl Ibrahim Garba

Late Cpl Chiroma Pogu

Late Cpl Adama Isaac

Late Cpl Haruna Jamilu

Late Cpl Samaila Bashiru

Late Ab Suleiman Mk (NN)

Late Cpl Jauro Amos (NAF)


Late Lcpl Sunday Okopi

Late Lcpl Ekpanyo Edetd

Late Lcpl Alaribe Daniel (NAF)

Late Lcpl Brigss Stephen (NAF)

Late Lcpl Yakubu Ayuba

Late Lcpl Nura Mohammed

Late Pte Habib Aliyu

Late Pte Tanko Waje

Late Acm Abubakar Abdulrahaman (NAF)