Niger Ambush: ‘We’ll avenge killing of our troops’ – Defense chief


The Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, has vowed that the Nigerian Military will avenge the killing of its personnel who were ambushed at Zungeru-Tegina road in Niger State on August 14.

Recall that soldiers engaging terrorists were shot dead while an aircraft on rescue mission subsequently crashed.

The military had last week disclosed that a total of 36 personnel of the military paid the supreme price during the ambush which occurred on Zungeru-Tegina road and the crash in Chukuba area of Shiroro, all in the Northern part of the country.

Musa led this out on Friday after laying wreaths on the graves of 20 deceased soldiers and presenting the national flags to their next of kin at the Military Cemetery, Abuja.

The Defense Chief said the Nigerian Military will avenge the killing of its soldiers, stating that none of those involved in the massacre will go scot-free.

Musa also joined the family members in their grief, adding that the deaths of their loved ones would not be in vain.

He said: “Those that did this, and those that have continued our men, wherever they are, we will get them out, we will smoke them out and we will ensure that they never have any other opportunity to kill any other person, that I assure you.”