The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has disclosed that 36
officers were killed in Niger State.
It disclosed this while giving a breakdown of casualties in
the ambush of troops in Niger State and an evacuation helicopter that crashed
on August 14, 2023.
The Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General
Edward Buba, disclosed this on Thursday during the biweekly briefing of the
Defence Media Operations.
Asked about the cause of the helicopter crash, Buba said an
investigation was still underway to determine the cause and urged citizens to
be wary of propaganda by terrorists and remain patriotic.
Insurgents had ambushed troops in the Zungeru area of the
state, and some gallant troops of the Nigerian Army paid the supreme price.
Also, a Nigerian Air Force MI-171 Helicopter on a casualty
evacuation mission crashed on Monday in the Shiroro Local Government Area of
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