The Nigerian Army on Thursday burried the 11 soldiers killed on March 20th, by bandits at Kampanin Doka Village in Birnin-Gwari LGA, Kaduna State.
The soldiers were said to be a special force executing the Nigerian Army’s Exercise Aya Akpatuma (Rat race).
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai donated the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000) to each of the bereaved family.
The remains of soldiers were laid to rest at the Commonwealth Cemetery in Kaduna with full military honour.
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.