The Nigerian Army on Friday in Kaduna buried 13 slain soldiers and one officer who died on December 24, 2018.
The soldiers and the officer were said to have been killed along Damaturu/ Maiduguri road while on national duty.
The General Officer Commanding, GOC, 1 Div., Major General Mohammed Mohammed, said it had been a grim day in the Division and the entire Army since the departure of the fallen heroes.
While consoling family members of the deceased at the Commonwealth cemetery in Kaduna, he said that the slain soldiers exemplified the values of the nation and the military.
He urged the gallant troops not relent in their efforts towards ensuring that they get rid of kidnappers, bandits and other criminal elements.
Major General Mohammed, while assuring the gallant troops said, “I want to assure you of the unwavering support of the Chief of Army Staff and the leadership of our dear nation in ensuring that you are provided with necessary equipment as well as adequate welfare to carry out your duty effectively and efficiently.”