The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday confirmed that 36 officers were killed in Niger State.
Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba on the 14th of August, 2023 confirmed the casualties while giving update on the ambush of troops in Niger State and an evacuation helicopter that crashed.
The breakdown was given at the Defense Media Operation’s biweekly briefing.
When questioned about it, 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.