Photos: The Nigerian military sobs as 20 soldiers who died in Niger are buried

Photos: The Nigerian military sobs as 20 soldiers who died in Niger are buried

The Nigerian Army has commenced the burial of not fewer than 20 officers and soldiers, who were killed in action by terrorists in Niger State.

The military had, last week, revealed that 36 personnel were slain during an ambush by terrorists at Zungeru-Tegina Road and the subsequent jet crash that happened in Chukuba area of Shiroro, all in Niger State.

Photos: The Nigerian military sobs as 20 soldiers who died in Niger are buried

Reports from the burial have it that the Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru, and his counterpart for State, Bello Matawalle, as well as the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, are at the burial.

Photos: The Nigerian military sobs as 20 soldiers who died in Niger are buried

Other dignitaries present include the Deputy Governor of Niger State, Yakubu Garba; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Naval Staff, Emmanuel Ogalla; families and relatives of the fallen heroes, among others.

Photos: The Nigerian military sobs as 20 soldiers who died in Niger are buried

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