PHOTOS : Army Buries 12 Soldiers Killed In Benue Attack With 21 Gun Salute In Their Honour


The Nigerian army has buried the soldiers killed in Konshisha LGA of Benue state.

The troops came under attack while on a routine operational task to the area.

The soldiers, who were declared missing, were later found dead after a search mission was conducted.

The burial, which was held yesterday (Monday) at the military cemetery in Wurukum, Makurdi, had families of the slain soldiers in attendance.

L.G. Lepbung, commander of 4 special forces in Doma, and Adeyemi Yekini, commander of operation Whirl Stroke where the soldiers were deployed, attended the event, alongside other senior officers.

Prayers were led by Ibrahim Mavisky and Aliyu Bashir, chaplain and imam of the 401 special forces brigade.

The ceremony was also marked by a 21-gun salute in honour of the deceased soldiers.

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