The officers were buried in National Military Cemetery, Karonmajigi, Airport Road, Abuja.
“I must confess that even at this moment, NAF is still in palpable shock and grieving very deeply upon this loss of our gallant and courageous heroes,” he said.
Amao said that it was in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the staff and students abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger that the officer died.
He advised that the death of the officers and airmen ought to spur the rest of Nigerians to relentlessly expose and fight crimes.
“We must throw everything that we have into this fight to ensure that our departed colleagues did not die in vain.
“Their death is a huge loss to NAF family and indeed the entire nation.
Earlier, the Director, NAF Chaplaincy Protestants, Group Capt. Dogo Gani, prayed that the remains of the fallen heroes continue to rest in peace.
Gani urged all the NAF personnel as well as the civilian staff of the service to make it a point of duty to pray for the souls of the fallen heroes to rest in the bosom hands of the Almighty God.(NAN)