12.04.2021 news EXCLUSIVE: Names, Ranks of the 12 Soldiers Killed by Bandits in Benue

Published 12th Apr, 2021


The 11 soldiers killed alongside one captain by bandits in the Konshisha Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State on April 5 are one warrant officer, two sergeants, three corporals, one lance corporal and four privates.

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FIJ had been in possession of their names since last week when it got hold of a classified document detailing how more than 150 bandits took out the military personnel in batches of five and seven, before setting their bodies ablaze and dumping them in a forest near Gbinde Village, Benue.

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However, it held on to the names, as it could not confirm if the families of the deceased had been notified of the deaths. Those doubts have now been extinguished, with the deceased soldiers being laid to rest today at the military cemetery close to Wurukwum roundabout in Makurdi, capital of Benue State.

The names and ranks of he fallen heroes are listed below:

1.CaptAT. Adebayo (14875)72 SF Bn
2.92NA/33/1251WOAugustin Solomon  ,,
3.96NA/43/9131SgtFelix Tombura  ,,
4.92NA/42/7858SgtZubairu Galadima  ,,
5.05NA/57/3483CplAli Baba  ,,
6.05NA/56/58CplRilwanu Yusheu  ,,
7.09NA/63/2676CplHaruwa Rilwanu  ,,
8.13NA/70/4131LcplLasisi Adebayo  ,,
9.17NA/76/0404PteAnietie Udouyio72 SF Bn
1017NA/76/1658PteAnjorin David401 SF Bde ST
11.17NA/76/1956PteOkamgba Udochukwu72 SF Bn
12.18NA/77/2614PteSadiq Suleiman72 SF Bn

Editor’s Note: Accompanying photo only for illustrative purposes.

Photo credit: cwgc.org

Published 12th Apr, 2021



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