|Born||January 5, 1970|
Ağdam, Tovuz, Azerbaijan
|Died||March 24, 1992 (aged 22)|
Koxanəbi, Tovuz District, Azerbaijan
|Allegiance||Republic of Azerbaijan|
|Years of service||1991-1992|
|Awards||National Hero of Azerbaijan |
Naig Yusifov (Azerbaijani: Yusifov Naiq Nəsir oğlu) (January 5, 1970, Ağdam, Tovuz, Azerbaijan – March 24, 1992, Koxanəbi, Tovuz District, Azerbaijan) was the National Hero of Azerbaijan, and the warrior of the Karabakh war.
Naig Yusifov was born on 5 January 1970 in the village of Agdam of Tovuz District. In 1987, after graduating from high school, he was called to the Soviet Army. During the period of Naig's military service, there was a tense situation in the borders of Azerbaijan with Armenia; the border regions with Armenia were almost uncontrolled.
Since the National Army was not created at that time, only local self-defense battalions were overseeing the area. After completing his military service in the Soviet Army, he joined a self-defense battalion in the village.
On March 24, 1992, Armenian soldiers attacked Koxanəbi village of Tovuz District. He came to the village to rescue the surrounding soldiers of Azerbaijani Army on March 24, 1992. After a hard battle lasting about an hour, he exploded his grenade in order not to be captured by the enemy. As a result of the explosion, nearby Armenian soldiers also killed.
He was posthumously awarded the title of "National Hero of Azerbaijan" by Presidential Decree No. 833 dated 7 June 1992. He was buried in Agdam village of Tovuz district. The school that he graduated from is named after him.
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