The bodies of fallen heroes, Captain Adeolu Adedayo and eleven other soldiers gunned down by bandits in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State last week have been buried today, April 12.
The gallant military personnel were interred at the military cemetery in Wurukum, Makurdi, the Benue state capital today April 12.
At the separate funeral service conducted by the Chaplain of Protestant 401 Special Forces Brigade, Major Ibrahim Mavisky, and the Imam of the same Brigade, Captain Aliyu Bashir, they described the fallen heroes as peacemakers as tributes poured freely. The general salute was given to the fallen heroes with 21 gunshots and the presentation of military attires and the national flag to the next of kin of the deceased soldiers and officers.
Among those who attended the burial were the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and a host of government officials.
The soldiers were killed on April 6, 2021, by bandits while on a routine operational task to maintain peace in the troubled region of Konshisha and Oju Local Government Areas of the state.