Socio-political activist Aisha Yesufu has shared her deep sadness regarding the tragic incident in Niger State where 21 soldiers and senior army officers lost their lives in a violent attack.
The attack took place in Kundu village, near the Zungeru community within the Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger state, as reported by Naija News.
According to reports, the security personnel were engaged in an effort to prevent criminals from escaping with rustled cattle.
Unfortunately, the situation took a grim turn when the group was ambushed by bandits.
This ambush resulted in the loss of lives, including 21 military personnel and five injured vigilantes who were struck by bullets.
An eyewitness who spoke to Channels Television shared that the remains of the 21 military personnel were taken to the Zungeru hospital, where the injured vigilantes were receiving medical attention.
The incident unraveled over the course of two days.
It was revealed that 13 soldiers fell victim to the attack on Sunday, with an additional eight losing their lives on Monday.
Among those who tragically lost their lives were a two-star captain and a major, according to reports.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Aisha Yesufu expressed her profound concern about the emotional toll this kind of news takes on Nigerians who have family members serving in the military.
She wondered how these individuals manage to cope with the distressing news of soldiers being killed by terrorists.
In her Twitter post, she wrote, “Kai! I just wonder how people who have loved ones in the military are able to cope with these.”
The sentiment reflects the deep emotional impact that such incidents have on families and the nation as a whole.
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