CDS Vows to Avenge Death of Officers Buried in Abuja

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has promised that the military will avenge the killings of its personnel by bandits in Niger State.

Speaking at the Military Cemetery in Abuja, where 20 deceased personnel of the armed forces were buried on Friday, the CDS said the killings of the personnel would not go in vain, assuring the military will hunt down the bandits anywhere they are.

Daily Trust reported that General Musa, while speaking after laying wreath on their grave sides and presentation of the national flags to the deceased’s next of kins, vowed that their sacrifices would not be in vain as the military will crack down all those involved and others forces threatening the peace of the country.

“Those that did this, wherever they are, we will get them out, we will smoke them out and we will ensure that they never have any other opportunity to kill any other person, that I assure you.

“We will hunt you down. We will bring you to justice. We will not relent until we get those causing havocs in the country,” he said.

The deceased, buried at the Cemetery, include: Private Habib Aliyu, who joined armed forces in 2020; Lance Corporal Nura Mohammed (joined in 2016); AB Suleiman with registration number X/1468; Lance Corporal Sunday Okopi (12NA/65/5192) and 16 others.

The ceremony, WikkiTimes learnt, was attended by Ministers of Defence, Muhammed Abubakar Badaru, and Bello Matawalle, who paid their last tribute to the deceased.

WikkiTimes had earlier reported that scores of soldiers were killed in an ambush by bandits at Zungeru-Tegina Road in Niger State on August 14.

Also, a military aircraft on rescue mission was gunned down by terrorists loyal to Dogo Gide, in Chukuba area of Shiroro.

The terror leader later claimed responsibility in a video that surfaced online amid denial by the Nigerian Air Force.

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