We’ll hunt down, and avenge the death of our personnel, CDS Musa vows

…As the military buries 36 soldiers

Anger pervades the National Military Cemetery Abuja on Friday as the remains of officers and soldiers killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists/bandits and air crash in Niger state were laid to rest .

They were gallant officers and soldiers who were killed in two separate and related occurrences on August 14, 2023 at Zungeru-Tegina road ambush and the subsequent jet crash in Chukuba area of Shiroro, all in Niger State.

Speaking at the burial on Friday the Chief of Defence Staff General Christopher Musa said that none of those adversaries will go scot-free, “they will be hunted down by all means.”

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.

He spoke after laying of wreath on their graves and presentation of the national flags to the deceased’s next of kins.

General Musa said they joined the family members in their griefs, adding that the deaths of their loved ones would not be in vain.

“Those that did this, and those that have killed our men, 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,” the distraught Defence Chief said.