COAS present as 22 military personnel killed in Niger set for burial

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The mood at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja was sombre as the rank and file of the Nigerian Armed Forces were joined by family members and friends for the burial of some of the military personnel who died in combat in Niger State.

No fewer than 36 officers were killed in battle, including an air mission, on August 14, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) had said.

Core TV News reports that deceased some officers had already been buried by their families which is why the number to be buried today is 22.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Gwabin Musa, arrived at the burial ground around 9:34 am, while other service chiefs arrived around 9:20 am.

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