Boko Haram terrorists, in the past 5 years are responsible for the death of thousands of Nigerians. As a result of their several violent attacks, over 800,000 Nigerians are currently displaced including orphaned children.

Gallant soldiers such as Air force Commander, Chinda Stephen Hedima, chose to protect Nigerians by fighting off these terrorists.

He and his co-pilot were sent on a combat mission when their aircraft was shot down by Boko Haram terrorists.

He was captured and later executed by the terrorists but unfortunately, the Nigerian military refused to acknowledge his death even after members of Boko Haram released a video of his execution.

The late commander had his combat simulator training on the Alpha Jet with Aero Vodochody in Czech Republic.

And two years after his death his widow, Dr Hedima was awarded a post-graduate scholarship to study Epidemiology by the Czech Republic government.

The Czech government recognised her late husband’s sacrifice for his country especially because of the great diplomatic relations the country has with Nigeria.

Although the Nigerian military authorities are just confirming his death after two years, we wish her all the best in her studies.

There are scores of widows whose husbands died while serving and protecting Nigeria and its citizens from the brutal terrorists. It’s sad that it takes an international country to appreciate one of them.

We hope the Nigerian government honours these soldiers for their sacrifice.



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