NIGERIAN ARMY BURIES 11 SOLDIERS KILLED IN KONSHISHA LGA OF BENUE
The Nigerian Army on Monday buried the remains of Captain Adeolu Adedayo and 11 other soldiers killed by bandits in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.
Eons Intelligence reported on Friday that the Army confirmed the killing of the soldiers who were on a stabilisation operation in Benue State by bandits.
Family members, colleagues, senior officers of the 72 battalion Makurdi led by the Commander, 4 Special Forces Doma, Brigadier General L.G Lepbung and the Commander Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Adeyemi Yekini attended the burial ceremony at the military cemetery in Wurukum, Makurdi to bid farewell to the fallen heroes.
The fallen heroes were described as peacemakers at the different funeral service presided by the Chaplain of Protestant 401 Special Forces Brigade, Major Ibrahim Mavisky, and the Imam of the same Brigade, Captain Aliyu Bashir.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, also led a delegation of the Benue State Government to the funeral to commiserate with the families, military authority, and the Federal Government.
Ortom condemned the brutal killing of the soldiers and promised to cooperate with the military to ensure the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the killing.