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.