According to the Defence Headquarters, 36 officers were murdered in Niger State.
This information was revealed along with a breakdown of those killed in the army ambush in Niger State and the evacuation helicopter crash on August 14, 2023.
Major General Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations, said this on Thursday during the Defense Media Operations’ monthly briefing.
When questioned about the cause of the helicopter accident, Buba responded that an investigation was still ongoing to ascertain the cause and he urged civilians to stay patriotic and be vigilant of terrorist propaganda.
Some valiant Nigerian Army soldiers paid the ultimate price after insurgents ambushed them in the state’s Zungeru region.
In addition, a Nigerian Air Force MI-171 helicopter that was on a mission to evacuate casualties crashed on Monday in the state’s Shiroro Local Government Area.