On Monday, The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom sympathized with bereaved families of soldiers who lost their lives during a peacekeeping mission in the Konshisha Local Government Area of the State.
The Governor, who was also present with Nigerian Army to witness the burial of the slain soldiers held at the military cemetery at Wurukum, Makurdi Local Government Area of the State.
Ortom, expressed condolences with President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief of Army Staff and the entire leadership of the Armed Forces over the death of the soldiers.
He described the incident as unfortunate and he condemned the attack and killing of the gallant soldiers. The Governor added that the attack on security agents was an attack on the entire country, stressing that his administration would collaborate with relevant authorities to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.
Ortom pledged his administration’s support for the bereaved families to enable them to overcome the difficult moment. He also prayed to God to grant the deceased soldiers eternal rest.