Twelve military officers killed by bandits in Benue laid to rest (photos)

 

The remains of Captain Adeolu Adedayo and eleven other soldiers killed by bandits in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State last week have been laid to rest.

 

The remains of the gallant military officers were buried at the military cemetery in Wurukum, Makurdi, the Benue state capital today April 12. 

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At the different funeral service offered by the Chaplain of Protestant 401 Special Forces Brigade, Major Ibrahim Mavisky, and the Imam of the same Brigade, Captain Aliyu Bashir, the fallen heroes were described as peacemakers as tributes flowed freely. The general salute was given to the fallen heroes with 21 gunshots and the presentation of military attires and the national flag to the next of kin of the deceased soldiers and officers.

 

In attendance were the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and a host of government officials.

 

The soldiers were killed on April 6, 2021, by bandits while on a routine operational task to maintain peace in the troubled region of Konshisha and Oju Local Government Areas of the state.

 

Twelve military officers killed by bandits in Benue laid to rest (photos)Twelve military officers killed by bandits in Benue laid to rest (photos)Twelve military officers killed by bandits in Benue laid to rest (photos)Twelve military officers killed by bandits in Benue laid to rest (photos)Twelve military officers killed by bandits in Benue laid to rest (photos)

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