The Kaduna State Government has condoled with the families of two Nigerian Army and Navy personnel killed on Monday while attempting to prevent the abduction of pupils of Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, announced this in a statement in Kaduna.
Aruwan said: “The two personnel – Private Salisu Rabiu and Ordinary Seaman Bilal Mohammed – lost their lives while engaging the bandits who attacked the school and kidnapped an unspecified number of students in the early hours of Monday, July 5, 2021.”
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, described the duo as heroes and offered financial assistance to their immediate families.
Aruwan represented El-Rufai at the funeral of Ordinary Seaman Mohammed at Ungwan Kanawa Cemetery in Kaduna North Local Government Area.
Prayers were offered for Private Rabiu at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital’s mortuary before his remains were taken to Daura, Katsina State for interment.