Niger soldiers during a televised statement on July 26.Photographer: AFP/Getty Images

Breaking: “36 Military Officers Killed in Niger”, Defence HQ Opens Up Updated

Abuja – The Defence Headquarters on Thursday, August 17, disclosed that 36 officers were killed in Niger state.

Major General Edward Buba, the Director of Defence Media Operations, made this disclosure while providing an update on the casualties in the ambush of troops in the northcentral state on Monday, August 14, 2023, Channels Television reported.

It would be recalled that an evacuation helicopter also crashed same day. The breakdown of the tragedy was given at the biweekly briefing of the Defence Media Operations, Daily Trust also reported.

When asked about the actual cause of the helicopter crash, he restated that an investigation is still underway to determine it. He also vowed that no group could attack its troops and go scot-free.

“No group will strike on own troops without injurious consequences.” NAF helicopter crashes in Niger Earlier, reported that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) disclosed that its MI-171 Helicopter that was on a casualty evacuation mission crashed on Monday, August 14.

In a statement sent to and signed by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the director of public relations and information for the Nigerian Air Force, the aircraft crashed at about 1 pm near Chukuba Village in Niger state. Niger tragedy: Terrorists claim responsibility also reported that members of the Dogo Gide group, one of the notorious bandits, claimed responsibility for crashing a surveillance helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force in Shiroro, Niger state.

The MI-171 helicopter, on a casualty evacuation mission, crashed in Badna, Chukuba ward, near Chukuba village on Monday, August 14.


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