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Thursday, 17 August 2023 10:58

BREAKING: 36 military officers killed in Niger – DHQ

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 the state.

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