Captain Attah Samuel and four other soldiers who recently paid the supreme price during a clearance operation in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were laid to rest as fallen heroes on Thursday.
The burial process started with the Christian wake-keep and funeral service held at the St. John’s Military Church (Protestant) before the internment at the Guards Brigade Cemetery, Maitama, Abuja.
The ceremony was witnessed by senior officers of the Nigerian Army, Commanding Officers, Staff Officers of the Brigade, Bwari Area Council Chairman, Hon. John Gabaya as well as family members and the barracks community.
Eulogising the fallen heroes, the Commanding Officers of 7 Guards Battalion Lt Col Salim Yusuf Hassan and Commanding Officer 176 Guards Battalion, Lt. Col. Joshua Kolowale Adisa, described the late Captain and soldiers as thoroughly bred infantrymen who were genuinely committed to their duties in defence of Nigeria and whose contributions and services would be greatly missed.
A statement by the Assistant Director Army Public Relations Guards Brigade Captain Godfrey Anebi said while the Brigade and the Nigerian Army mourns, the families should take solace in the fact that they have fought a just fight and their souls shall continue to rest with the Lord till the resurrection morning.
Until their demise, the gallant soldiers were serving with 7 Guards Battalion, Lungi Barracks, Maitama and 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja respectively.