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16/03/24. Soldiers Killed/Okuama

2 MAJORS, 13 OTHER SOLDIERS KILLED IN OKUAMA COMMUNITY IN DELTA                                                              17-03-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                    Troops of 181 Amphibious Batallion, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State on peace mission to Okuama community in Bomadi have been killed by some community youths.

The unfortunate incident happened on Thursday, when the troops responded to a distress call following a communal crisis between the Okuama and Okoloba communities both in Delta State.

Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau in a press statement said, the reinforcement team led by the Commanding Officer was also attacked, leading to the death of the Commanding Officer, two Majors, one Captain and 12 Soldiers.

According to the statement, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa has has directed the immediate investigation and arrest of those involved in the heinous crime.

The occurrence has been reported to the Delta State Government.

A few arrests have been made while ongoing investigations continues to unravel the motive behind the attack.

 

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