The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa has said the death of soldiers killed by bandits in Niger State will not be for nothing.
Musa stated this on Friday after laying wreaths on the graves of 20 deceased soldiers and presenting the national flags to their next of kin at the Military Cemetery, Abuja.
The Defence Chief said the Nigerian Military will avenge the killing of its soldiers, stating that none of those involved in the massacre will go scot-free.
Musa also joined the family members in their grief, adding that the deaths of their loved ones would not be in vain.
He said: “Those that did this, and those that have continued our men, wherever they are, we will get them out, we will smoke them out and we will ensure that they never have any other opportunity to kill any other person, that I assure you.”
Goldennewsng had reported how soldiers engaging terrorists were shot dead while an aircraft on a rescue mission subsequently crashed in the Chukuba area of Shiroro, all in Niger State.
Reacting to the development, the military had last week stated that a total of 36 personnel of the military died during the ambush.