Boko Haram: Nigerian Army To Sponsor Education Of Fallen Soldiers’ Children

Army-SponsorshipThe Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has reiterated the pledge of the Nigerian Army to sponsor the education of children of army personnel who lost their lives during the counter-insurgency operations in the North East.
He 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 Headquarters Friday in Abuja.
Represented by the Chief of Administration of the Army, Maj.-Gen. Adamu Abubakar, the army chief said the cheques were to provide succour to the bereaved families to cushion the economic impact caused by the loss of their bread winners.
He also said that aside from the cheques, the Nigerian Army would sponsor four children each of the bereaved families, from primary up to the tertiary level of education.
The families present at the occasion were full of gratitude to the army for showing commitment in alleviating their plight.

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