Families Of Slain Soldiers Get Cash Gifts


The Nigerian Army has presented cheques to families of 62 soldiers and officers who died in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the North east.



    According to reports monitored on Channels TV, the Chief of Army Administration, Adamu Baba Abubakar, a major general, said the gesture was a sign of appreciation for their fallen colleagues and the support from their families while in service.

    Abubakar urged the next of kin to commence the process of claiming other entitlements due the fallen soldiers.He said this included, insurance, pension and sponsorship of their bereaved children between the ages of six and eighteen.

    Boko Haram has carried out series of attacks on communities in the region, displacing close to two million persons, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

    For over five years, Nigerian troops have battled to sustain counter-terrorism operations in the region in order to contain the acts of terrorism.

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