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Fallen Heroes: Army Presents Cheques To Next Of Kins Of

Posted: Jun 26, 2015 at 6:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigerian Army has presented cheques to next of kins of 62 officers and soldiers who lost their lives in operation ZAMAM LAFIYA in the North-East.

The Chief of Army Administration, Maj.-Gen Adamu Abubakar, who presented the cheques in Abuja on Thursday, said the cheques were provided by the Office of the National Security Adviser.

Abubakar said the cheques were part of palliative put in place to cushion the effect of the immediate families of the fallen heroes.

He said; “it is not the cheques that is part of the statutory payment; it is just a relief for the family of our fallen heroes in the North-East.”

“I must reiterate that the affected families should try as much as possible to start processing the benefits of their breadwinners early; so that we can make prompt payment.”

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Esther Odigie, said she was grateful for the gesture as the amount given to them would go a long way in helping the family.

Mrs Helen Makwusuba, another beneficiary, thanked the army for the gesture, adding that the money would assist her in taking care of the children.”