The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday confirmed that 36 officers were killed in Niger State.
Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba confirmed the casualties while giving update on the ambush of troops in Niger State and an evacuation helicopter that crashed on August 14, 2023.
The breakdown was given at the biweekly briefing of the Defence Media Operations.
When asked about the cause of the helicopter crash, he restated that an investigation is still underway to determine the cause.
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He urged citizens to be wary of propaganda by terrorists and remain patriotic.
Terrorists had reportedly ambushed a military convoy on Monday.
The incident occurred around 5am between Zangiwa and Kangara in the state.