Daily Trust

School abduction: El-Rufai condoles families of troops killed by kidnappers


The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir ElRufai, has condoled with the families of personnel of the Nigerian Army and Navy who paid the supreme price on Monday, while defending students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna.

The governor was represente­d by the Commission­er for Internal Security and

Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan at the funeral of Ordinary Seaman Mohammed at Ungwan Kanawa Cemetery, Kaduna North LGA and also prayer session offered for Private Rabiu at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital’s mortuary before his remains were taken to Daura, Katsina State for final interment.

He described the soldiers, Rabiu and Mohammed, as “heroes” who lost their lives while engaging outlaws who represente­d the “worst of humanity”.

The governor who prayed for the repose of their souls said troops and all security personnel on the frontlines deserved solidarity, motivation and gratitude instead of condemnati­on.

He then on behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State offered financial assistance to their immediate families.

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