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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Touching story of Lt. Kyom Leo:Nigerians pay tribute to soldier killed in counter insurgency operation

2nd Lieutenant Leo of the Nigerian Army was one of the three gallant soldiers killed in operation as Insurgents ambushed Nigerian troops during a patrol to dislodge insurgents around Delwa, Borno State. (Read story here). He was due to get married August 30th. Above is a copy of his wedding invitation. He was buried on Thursday July 17th. Continue...

Found this on the Nigerian military website


Lt. Kyom Leo's 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 its hard to say Goodbye. REST ON KY. we will all miss you.” 
Another Commenter on a Leading Blog also posted this “Chei!! I actually saw this guy (Lt. Kyom Leo) last year in picture on General Onwuamaegbu’s FB wall. The General was visiting Sandhurst Military Academy and this guy (Lt. Kyom Leo) was one of the Cadets training there. The General even remarked that this guy would one day make a fine officer. What a waste!”
“RIP Gentleman Officer! RIP Lieutenant S Kyom Leo of 58 Regular Course! You died as a Hero! Doing what we have signed for! To serve whenever the clarion calls and whatever the price or odds!” 
The Story of Lt. Kyom Leo, a deeply Religious and Courageous Soldier whose steadfast belief in the Country for which he paid the Ultimate price will continue to inspire the Nigerian Military to protect our Territorial Integrity and rid Nigeria of all forms of Insurgency and Aggression. He was buried on the 17th of July 2014.
Lt. Kyom Leo who died in fighting for the Nation as her Military intensifies the Counter Insurgency Campaign, was billed to hold a Solemnization of Holy Matrimony with his Sweetheart Miss Angela Gaiya on Saturday the 30th of August, 2014 in Kaduna.
- See more at: http://defenceinfo.mil.ng/the-touching-story-of-lt-kyom-leo-nigerians-pay-tributes-and-respect-to-a-young-soldier-killed-in-counter-insurgency-operation/#sthash.HvB0wYB9.dpuf

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rip...nkemdirimeverista111@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Omg, so sad. RIP officer.

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Kay said...

Really sad. May his soul rest in peace.
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Anonymous said...

RIP hero. Pretex4luv@yahoo.com

Anyikwa chinonso said...

Chai.... Sad story

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Emi Nelson said...

May he RIP!!! Angela was my secondary school classmate in Joy international college kaduna... lord Jesus please strenghten and comfort her

Kim Kardashian said...

awwwwwn seriously touching...



RIP




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CHERRY said...

What a waste indeed! Rest on dear one.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Awww! Quite heart rending. We've lost many promising Nigerians to this evil called Boko haram.
I pray that God should give his family and friends the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Eternal rest grant him Lord.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

#king said...

rest in peace....................................#KingOfKings

Unknown said...

SO SAD..... MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE... AMEN
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Ug said...

May his soul rest in d blossom of our lord.pray for grace and strength for his family n friends to bear this loss.is well.u

Anonymous said...

Rest well comrade

Anonymous said...

, a deeply Religious and Courageous Soldier who paid the Ultimate price hope this will continue to inspire the Nigerian Military to protect our Territorial Integrity and all forms of Insurgency and Aggression.
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Anonymous said...

So sad!

Unknown said...

RIP Gallant soldier!

Unknown said...

May ur soul Rip.

Unknown said...

This is so sad. May his soul rest in perfect peace (Amen)

sii Al said...

Sure we remember u officer, and the lazy ones are in logos fighting BRT drivers when their mates are in borno. Surely u re an emblem of hope to the Nigerian military.

Alloy Chikezie said...

May his soul rest in peace


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jbankzE said...

RIP sir

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Olubukola Ozone said...

Its a pity... RIP

Debbie Chelsea said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

RIP bro.a hero u are indeed.sometimes I really wonder if this country is worth a drop of any of ur bloods.the bad hearted,bloody politicians should be the one paying for this.mtcheeeeeew

vincent ifeanyi said...

Rip great hero

DoroMrga said...

Hope the family wont be forgotten, May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, thru the mercy of God rest in peace.Amen

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Anonymous said...

Reading this with eyes full of tears...what will this monsters and their political/religious sponsors gain from this their barbaric act of cowardice???
just two days ago my neighbour lost his younger bro in army to this monsters. its pathetic...

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Anonymous said...

Rest in peace hero. So sad

Anonymous said...

What a shame! May God grant his soul repose, Amen. Motherhen

Anonymous said...

What a shame! May God grant his soul repose, Amen. Motherhen

Anonymous said...

It's not true!!! The army has refused to release the body to his family. It's sickening and painful. They just said prayers and let everyone go. His body hasn't been buried and the family wants it.

Unknown said...

He's close to my frnd, she's bin weepn since. May his soul RIP

dessymal said...

RIP gallant soldier

comfort said...

So sad...R.I.P man

Akinwade said...

This is a great lost, i pray that Almighty God abide with his family and his fiance 'poor girl'

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Anonymous said...

RIP Hero Leo.
People like Leo sacrice their live for every1 of us in Nigeria. it feels so sad to see a young aspiring man like u gone too soon, but u had made a print on a rock, u died an heroic death.

Unknown said...

A very touching one indeed...to even tink that his wedding card has been shared makes me cry bitterly for this young hero who just lost his life..may God continue to comfort and strengthen d young lady he was supposed to wed and also his family Amen.. One of th reasons why it will be hard for me to marry a military man,,..mtchhwwww wat a world

cookies said...

What a painful lost! Rest in peace HERO..

Anonymous said...

Very sad. RIP.

Oskirin said...

RIP sir.dt's d nature of dia job.generally,it's also d nature of man.u neva can tell hw n whn it will happen.we jus pray 2 God 2 spear our lives 2 c d glory days.

Desmond 2 d G said...

RIP....he died a frearless hero..the bitter part of it all is this guy wud never get compesated or reward in any way from the FG....but you see them naming a street after politician who loot and steal all our resources

Anonymous said...

I wish the man at the helm of affairs as the C-in-C would realize that posterity would be his judge and bring an end to this incessant wastage of human capital resource in his quest for power and desist from apportioning blames to the opposition for his inadequacies.

Anonymous said...

I wish the man at the helm of affairs as the C-in-C would realize that posterity would be his judge and bring an end to this incessant wastage of human capital resource in his quest for power and desist from apportioning blames to the opposition for his inadequacies.

BRIGHTINO said...

Sad

Anonymous said...

RIP Hero.

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BRIGHTINO said...

Nna men, I dey go withdraw my army recruitment form . This one pass me

Unknown said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

So sad, RIP

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Unknown said...

RIP, may his soul rest in peace n may God grant his family n loved ones d fortitude to bear d loss. Amen

Anonymous said...

Rest on mate and roomie...heaven it is coz u ve served ur tym in hell...lache

Anonymous said...

oh kyom,just as the meaning of your name 'work'.you have worked and now resting in the bossom of the lord,i remember you talking of how you would soon take the leave and be back for your wedding,the day the news broke to us i remember your mum had not even heard yet,my heart broke just thinking of how she was told,we wont forget the generous humility you shared i know God loves you more and took you at his best time, KY as we called you,only son of your father R.I.P,God bless you.

Esther said...

So dis is it? He's dead fighting for our country all of becos of boko haram.God please listen to the cry&voices of ur ppl&stop dis killings. Cgestheruko@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

He is a military property. The army will perform the burial themselves.

Anonymous said...

RIP!

Anonymous said...

God will punish u idoit, now dat he is gone, all u gonno say is RIP. Send ur brothers and sisters to Borno, let dem go die.....MUMU

ary said...

Too sad for words! And he seems to be the only boy in the family! Chei!!

Anonymous said...

rip..patoswife@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

RIP Leo. (Linda's Man)

Anonymous said...

RIP Kyom, he is very close to my friend, my friend kept reading their conversation on facebook, they were discussing about his wedding and how they will get to meet with their secondary schoolmates. My friend has been weeping uncontrollably since the ugly incident happened. The officer was jst 24. May God comfort his family and friends.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P man. Opeyemi@gmail.com

Cutiepretti said...

Rest in peace Hero

Umannahp said...

Pest In the Bosom of the LORD............Sorry mahn

HRH EKEH ( King of all Kingdoms) said...

Wonder when this insurgency will stop, may his soul rest in peace.

Unknown said...

RIP....

Amarachukwu. said...

Oh what a sad story,RIP.

Anonymous said...

So sad
Lord deliver Nigeria

PRETTY GIRL said...

Very heartbreaking! My heart goes out to his to -be wife and his family and friends, May God comfort them#RIP TRUE SOLDIER

nigerian mother said...

RIP Kyom and May God comfort Mummy, Daddy, Wyari and Tidah and even the church at large...

nigerian mother said...

RIP Kyom and May God comfort Mummy, Daddy, Wyari and Tidah and even the church at large...

Anonymous said...

He was a friend, a brother, a room mate and we belonged to the same clique in school, the BQ (Boys Quota). He complained bitterly before his death, about how ill-equipped they were and the unfair treatment to young Nigerian soldiers posted to combat boko haram, these guys operate solely on God's Grace. The more they saw, the less they understood, the sabbotage was glaring and it was like they were sent to die, those were his words. Soldiers were dying, but i never knew it would come to my friend, God's knows better. When we meet in heaven, you will give me the complete gist, how you left unannounced!

Anonymous said...

we d family tank God for comforting us all. he was a brother any1 wud wish for. God knws best. if God can cal His belovd so dat His word wud reach nations, and win souls den we nid nt to mourn. luv u bro. #(Wyari) his sister

Anonymous said...

Really sad.
RIP to Hero of our time LEO.
I have a friend in Borno and haven't heard from him... Seriously Praying for him and our Solders.
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Unknown said...

Hero. he hath done well. may God rest his soul AMEN

AGB said...

Rest in peace brave compatriot.....God Bless your soul and grant your family comfort in Jesus Name. Amen.

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