Saturday, 4 February 2017

President Biya In A Rare Occasion To Pay Tributes To Generals Killed In Helicopter Crash

For the first time, since the outbreak of the Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon, Paul Biya, will be present at a ceremony to pay tributes to military officers, engaged in the defense of Cameroon's national borders, specifically General Jacob Kodji and three other members of his crew that perished in the helicopter crash on January 22nd in Mora extreme north.


According to the official program, the ceremony will take place at the courtyard of the brigade headquarters in Yaounde, from 11 AM this Friday 3 February 2017.

The Cameroonian president, supreme commander of the armies, will hand over the attributes and honorary attributions, posthumously to the four soldiers who died in the helicopter crash.

The last trip of Cameroonian officers who were victims of the helicopter crash on 22 January began yesterday at the Yaounde General Hospital mortuary.The precincts of the Yaounde General Hospital were jammed to capacity as some Cabinet Ministers, a cream of senior officers of the Defence Forces, family and friends of the four deceased turned up to pay their last honour to the brave soldiers who perished in the January 22 helicopter crash in Bogo, Far North Region.
President Biya In A Rare Occasion To Pay Tributes To Generals Killed In Helicopter Crash
As the caskets bearing the remains of the Brigadier General Jacob Kodji, Colonel Alphonse Kameni, Lieutenants Basile Soulounkna Ngrassou and Brice Aurélien Chinda were brought in by cadet officers of EMIA, colleagues, relations and friends could not hold back their emotions as they grieved to the loss of the brave soldiers.
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