Currently, the military is organizing a mass funeral for soldiers who lost their lives in an ambush and an airplane crash in the state of Niger.
On August 14, 2023, bandits ambushed the troops in Niger State, killing 14 soldiers and injuring 7.
The Air Force evacuation aircraft had to be deployed due to the event.
However, it was reported that the plane crashed, killing every person inside—two pilots, two crew members, and all the passengers.
According to the programme of events sighted by our correspondent those for burial are
1. LATE MAJ SA ONI
2. LATE FLT LT ANTHONY DURYUMSU
3. LATE FLT LT IBRAHIM ADAMU
4. LATE LT GM ODUSAMI
5. LATE LT US ALKALI
6. LATE SGT FARUK MOHAMMED
7. LATE CPL IBRAHIM GARBA
8. LATE CPL CHIROMA POGU
9. LATE CPL ADAMA ISAAC
10. LATE CPL HARUNA JAMILU
11. LATE CPL SAMAILA BASHIRU 12. LATE AB SULEIMAN MK (NN)
13. LATE CPL JAURO AMOS (NAF)
14. LATE LCPL SUNDAY OKOPI
15. LATE LCPL EKPANYO EDETD 16. LATE LCPL ALARIBE DANIEL (NAF)
17. LATE LCPL BRIGSS STEPHEN (NAF)
18. LATE LCPL YAKUBU AYUBA
19. LATE LCPL NURA MOHAMMED
20. LATE PTE HABIB ALIYU
21. LATE PTE TANKO WAJE
22. LATE ACM ABUBAKAR ABDULRAHAMAN (NAF)
The event is currently ongoing and the remains of the personnel are being expected as of the time of filling this report.