The Nigerian Army on Monday laid to rest the remains of Captain Adeolu Adedayo and 11 other Soldiers killed by bandits in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.
This was also as the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, apologised to the Federal Government, Nigerian Army, families and colleagues of the bereaved over the incident.
The family members, colleagues, and senior officers of the 72 battalion Makurdi, led by the Commander, 4 Special Forces, Doma, Brigadier General LG Lepbung, and the Commander Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, attended the burial ceremony at the military cemetery in Wurukum, Makurdi to bid farewell to the fallen heroes.
At the different funeral services offered by the Chaplain of Protestant 401 Special Forces Brigade, Major Ibrahim Mavisky, and the Imam of the same Brigade, Captain Aliyu Bashir, the fallen heroes were described as peacemakers as tributes flowed freely.
The General Salute was given to the fallen heroes with 21 gunshots and the presentation of military attires and the national flag to the next of kin of the deceased soldiers and officers.