Abuja - The Army will sponsor the education
of children of soldiers who lost their lives during the counter-insurgency
operations in the North East, senior official assured.
Chief of Administration Army, Major General Adamu
Abubakar, made the pledge during the presentation of the Group Life Assurance
cheques to the next of kins of each of the bereaved families at the Army
Abubakar, who represented Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant
General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, said the cheques were to provide succour to the
bereaved families to cushion the economic impact caused by the loss of their
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Abubakar said in addition to the cheques, the Army would
sponsor four children each of the bereaved families, from primary up to tertiary level of education.
He said the Army was commitment to alleviating the plight
of the affected families.
Hundreds of soldiers have been killed during
operations against the Boko Haram sect.
- CAJ News