Nigerian army in a state of mourning and bereavement laid to rest on Monday, 11 soldiers including captain Adeolu Adebayo, killed in Konshisha local government area of Benue State.
The family members of the deceased and senior officers of the 72 battalions in Markudi, led by the commander, 4 special forces, Doma, Brigadier General LG lepbung and the Commander Operation Whirl Stroke, major General Adeyemi Yekini attended the burial ceremony at the millitary cemetery in Wurukum, Markudi to pay their last condolence to their fallen heroes.
The funeral services were offered by the chaplain of protestant to special forces Brigade Major Ibrahim Mavisky and the Imam of the same Brigade Capt., Aliyu Bashir. The fallen heroes were ascribed as tributes flowed freely.
The general salute was given to the fallen heroes, with 21 gunshots, and the presentation of Millitary attires and the national flag to the next of kin of the deceased soldiers and officers.
However, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom also led a delegation of Benue State government to the funeral to commiserate the families, military authority and the federal government.
He, however, condemned the brutal killing, promising to corporate with the military to ensure the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the killings.
The soldiers were killed on April 6, 2021, by the bandits while on a routine operational task to maintain peace in troubled area of Konshisha and Oju local government area of the State.
The military had reported that its troop came under attack on a routine operational task in the area.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News