Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has announced a support if N500,000 each to the families of the 11 slain soldiers in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state last week.
He made the donations, while speaking at the burial of the soldiers at the Commonwealth Cemetery in Kaduna on Thursday March 29, 2018.
The Governor who was represented by the SSG, Alhaji Lawal Balarabe, presented the cheque if N5.5m to the General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Mohammed Mohammed.
The governor said that, “the soldiers fought gallantly to protect our lives and property but paid the supreme price.”
He vowed that the Kaduna State Government would not relent in supporting security agencies, in ensuring that their killers ate brought to book.
It would be recalled that the 11 soldiers were killed while on the Army’s Exercise Ayem Akoatuma on March 20, 2018.