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Sad story of how a Military officer was killed a month to His wedding

The Nigerian Military is presently
mourning the death of one of its’  Lieutenant, Lt. Kyom Leo,  who was
killed in the line of duty barely a month to his wedding.
Leo who had planned to wed his fiancee, Miss Angela Gaiya, on August 30,
in Kaduna was killed in an ambush while on a mission to search for the
Chibok schoolgirls.

With his death, he joined the long list
of fallen heroes as the military intensifies the counter insurgency
campaign against the Boko Haram sect.
The sad news was announced yesterday by
the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) through their twitter account
@DefenceInfoNG and later on their website www.defenceinfo.mil.ng.
The message which was confirmed by the
Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade,
stated:  “This is his WEDDING IV but killed by #BokoHaram in an attempt
to #BringBackOurGirls. A #HERO is gone
https://pic.twitter.com/H1S8Brrqgc” #RIP Lt. Leo
The statement reads: “2nd Lieutenant Leo of the Nigerian Army was one of
the three gallant soldiers killed in operation as insurgents ambushed
our troops during a patrol to dislodge insurgents around Delwa, Borno
State.
“His emotional story told on various social media channels, continues to
draw myriads of sympathies, tributes and encomiums from friends and
family and other well-meaning people all over the country.
“One Miss Nkechi Afamu, a friend to the late soldier wrote ‘RIP LEO, my
childhood friend. We all parted ways after Kaduna crisis in 2000. I
can’t believe you are gone, what happens to Tida and Wyari your lovely
sisters. I can’t question God but it’s hard to say goodbye. Rest On KY.
We will all miss you’.”

The statement added that Leo was a deeply religious and courageous
soldier whose steadfast belief in the country for which he paid the
ultimate price would “continue to inspire the Nigerian Military to
protect our territorial integrity and rid Nigeria of all forms of
insurgency and aggression.”

May his soul rest in peace!

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