The Nigerian Army on Thursday laid to rest the 11 soldiers killed on March 20, by bandits at Kampanin Doka Village in Birnin-Gwari LG.Aof Kaduna State. .
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, also donated half a million naira to each of the bereaved family. The soldiers were said to be a special force executing the Nigerian Army’s Exercise Aya Akpatuma (Rat race). .
With full military honour, the remains of soldiers were buried at the Commonwealth Cemetery in Kaduna. The slain soldiers are Private Olabode Hammed, Private Bamidele Adekunke Emmanuel, Private Owhochukwu Christian Chigoziri, Private Adamu Muhammed, Private Lamara Ahmed, Private Mubarack Suleiman. .
Others included, Private Bashir Dani, Private Usman Abubakar Halo, Private Nafiyi Iliyasu, Private Sefiyanu Ahmed and Private Alhassan Ibrahim. Speaking, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, said the death of the soldiers would not deter the Army from protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria.