Northern Senators react to killing of soldiers, officers in Delta

Sen. Abdulaziz Yar’adua

Sen. Abdulaziz Yar’adua

By Naomi Sharang

The Northern Senators Forum (NSF), has condoled with the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Army over the killing of loss a Commanding Officer, two Majors, one Captain, 12 soldiers and a civilian, in an ambush at Okuoma Community, Ugheli South Local Government Area of Delta.

The officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army lost their lives on Thursday, March 14 when they were responding to a crisis between Okuama and Okoloba communities of the area.

The Northern Senators’ Forum, in a statement by their Chairman Sen. Abdulaziz Yar’adua in Abuja on Sunday, expressed the group’s deepest condolences to military authorities over the loss of the personnel.

Yar’Adua who is also Chairman, Senate Committee on Army said ” On behalf of northern senators we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Nigerian Army and officers and troops of Operation Delta Safe.

“This is on the tragic loss of personnel who were killed during a peace mission to Okuama Community in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta.

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“The sacrifices made by our officers and soldiers on behalf of Nigeria shall not be in vain.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the families of the fallen heroes, and the entire armed forces as we honour the sacrifice and service of our brave personnel.”

President Bola Tinubu has directed the military high command to trace those who killed military officers and men in Delta.

Tinubu statement he personally signed on Sunday evening, March 17, that any attack on members of Nigeria’s armed forces is a direct attack on the nation.


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