Army Buries 14 Soldiers Slained by Boko Haram in Kaduna State
The Nigerian Army on Friday buried 14 soldiers killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists on December 24, 2018.
The soldiers and the officer were said to have been killed along Damaturu/ Maiduguri road while on national duty.
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.”
He urged the gallant troops not relent in their efforts towards ensuring that they get rid of kidnappers, bandits and other criminal elements.
“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,” the GOC added.