NIGERIAN ARMY LIST TWO MAJORS, TWELVE SOLDIERS KILLED IN ‘WAR ON TERROR’..ANOTHER KILLED IN UNAMID OPERATIONS ; ALL TO BE ACCORDED STATE BURIALS WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS TODAY

Nigerian ECOMIL troops arrive to a tumultous  welcome in Monrovia, signposting the return of peace

Nigerian troops arrive to a tumultous welcome in Monrovia, signposting the return of peace

DAILY TRUST
25 July, 2015

Fourteen soldiers killed by Boko Haram
insurgents in the Northeast region
between May and July this year including
two Majors have been named by the army headquarters, Abuja. The soldiers alongside one other killed while serving under the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Sudan will be given state burials today and would be
accorded full military honours.

The soldiers included Majors A.T.Fambiya
and Abdullahi Kanoma, Staff Sergeant
Keku Adebayo, Corporal Ahmed Usman,
Corporal Mathew Ade, Lance Corporal
Adamu Ibrahim, Lance Corporal Suleiman Gimba, Lance Corporal Salisu Saduaki, Usman David and Lance Corporal Ajani Olusola. Others are Private Zakariya Dauda, Daniel Kantoma, Nya Bassey, Bassey Emmanuel and Enyenihi Effiong.

A statement signed by Colonel John Agim of the Directorate of Army Public
Relations yesterday said “Nigerian Army
will be holding a national burial for its
officers and soldiers that died in active
service at the National Military Cemetery, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Way.”

The statement said President Goodluck
Jonathan and other top government
officials will be in attendance.

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16 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY LIST TWO MAJORS, TWELVE SOLDIERS KILLED IN ‘WAR ON TERROR’..ANOTHER KILLED IN UNAMID OPERATIONS ; ALL TO BE ACCORDED STATE BURIALS WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS TODAY

  1. beegeagle says:

    For our tomorrow, they gave their today. May God grant you eternity, gentlemen, and may perpetual light and peace profound abide with you always.

    Rest in peace and rise in glory.

  2. asorockweb says:

    Guardians of humanity and the heroes of our people, Rest in Perfect Peace.

  3. beegeagle says:

    It might be too late to get the records of all those who died during the World Wars, the Cameroon Insurgency, the 1960s-era peace enforcement operations in the Congo (Kivu+Katanga) and the Nigerian Civil War but I hope we carve up somewhere very soon in Abuja where all the names of officers and men who paid the supreme price in Liberia, Sierra Leone, the Bakassi Peninsula, the Niger Delta and in the Boko Haram Insurgency PLUS the foreign PKOs are inscribed in marble. About time.

    We need to get started on that now that the records are intact. This ‘salute-last post-and-goodbye’ business is no longer fitting enough. We could call such a monument ‘Heroes Arcade’ – you know, names inscribed in gold on black marble and maintained by the Presidency since it would have separate towers for SSS and NIA, paramilitary services and the police too.

    The military in particular, outside of politics, have served the country very well and that is only fair.

    • jimmy says:

      oga beegeagle check you inbox

    • BishopOfSapele says:

      Well said Marshall Beeg, love the idea of a permanent memorial. And if I may add, the Civilian-Military Affairs department needs to put in place a program to ensure the education and welfare of children of such who fall in active duty. Too many instances where these children have fallen into destitution. Too sad.

  4. jimmy says:

    THE MILITARY SHOULD BE COMMENDED ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN . This is so that peace can reign supreme both in AFRICA and Nigeria especially the North east where it is 99% peaceful with the exception of the horrific incident last month.
    The widows should be compensated with free housing and SCHOLARSHIPS for the children of the deceased, This should not be allowed to fester and A PRACTICE THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN IS FOR THE WIDOWS TO BE GIVEN A FRAMED COPY OF THE FLAG OF NIGERIA.
    OGA BEEGEAGLE i do not want to derail this thread out of respect for those who passed but I AM PISSED WITH THE U.N WOULD LIKE TO SEE AN ARTICLE ON WHAT’S GOING ON IN MALI so I can comment.

  5. makanaky says:

    May their souls rest in perfect peace and my condolences to the families of the dead heroes

  6. igbi says:

    R.I.P, as the french would say: Aux grands homme, la patrie reconnaissante.

    • Donian007 says:

      May The Peace Of God, Which Passeth All Understanding Keep Their Souls And Good Deeds In The Knowledge And Love Of God. And Of His Son Jesus Christ, The Blessings Of God Almighty, The Father, The Son And Holy Spirit Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. AMEN! May The Souls Of The Faithful Departed Rest In The Bossom Of God Almighty. AMEN

  7. Henry says:

    May their souls rest in perfect peace. My heart felt condolences to their families and friends they left behind.

  8. camouflage1984 says:

    RIP

  9. freeegulf says:

    forever stand to.

  10. doziex says:

    Kudos to the NA for being transparent with their KIA and other causalty info.

    Past practices of hidding this info, dishonored the NA soldiers immensely.

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