Boko Haram: 14 fallen soldiers buried in Kaduna



The Nigerian Army on Friday buried 14 soldiers killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists on December 24.

The 14 soldiers who were on escort duty were ambushed on their way back to Kaduna by the terrorists on Damaturu-Maiduguri road.

The General Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Mohammed Mohammed, a major general, said it was a grim day in the division and the entire Army.

“Today we are gathered here not only to mourn but also celebrate lives of service and sacrifice.

“These enthusiastic and inspiring men, exemplified the values of our nation and the military which is loyalty, courage, selfless service, respect, honour and dignity.”

The GOC added that the fallen heroes gave their lives in the service of Nigeria for the good of the Nigerian people.

“We are so very proud of them. Your labour and sacrifice will never be in vain.

“What these men represent is the quest for national defence and preservation of the aspiration of the Nigerian people,” he stressed.

To the families of the slain soldiers, Mohammed said: “Your husbands and children made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of this great country. They did not die in vain as they had given the ultimate duty to Nigeria.

“We will remember them forever as the brave soldiers.

“I want to assure you that myself and all my staff will always be there for you whenever the need arises.”

The GOC charged the troops to regard the death of their colleagues as “antidote for inspiration and determination to go all out and rid your respective Areas of Operation of kidnappers, bandits and other criminal elements.



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