BREAKING NEWS: FULL LIST: Names and Photos of Soldiers Killed in Delta Community Attack

FULL LIST: Names and Photos of Soldiers Killed in Delta Community Attack

FULL LIST: Names and of Killed in Delta Community Attack

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The names and have emerged.

Newsone Nigeria reports that the Defence Headquarters has released the list of 17 military personnel killed in an attack in Delta State, southern Nigeria.

This online news platform understands that the military personnel were killed last week in Okuama, a community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State after a peace mission.

The Defence Headquarters said days after the gruesome murder, that 17 personnel including the Commanding Officer of 181 Amphibious Battalion, two majors, one captain, and 12 personnel of the battalion were among those killed.

“May The Souls of the Departed Rest In Peace,” the wrote on its X handle alongside a collage of the personnel on Monday evening, March 18, 2024.

The Defence Headquarters gave the names of those killed as:

– LT COL AH ALI COMMAND OFFICER 181 AMPHIBIOUS BATTALION NIGERIAN ARMY

– Maj SD Shafa (N/13976)
– Maj DE Obi (N/14395)

– Capt U Zakari (N/16348)

– SSgt Yahaya Saidu (#3NA/36/2974)

(1ONA/65/7274)

(11NA/66/9853)

– LCol Bulus Haruna (16NA/TS/5844)

– Lal Sole Opeyemi (17NA/760719)

– LCpl Bello Anas (17NA/76/290)

– LCpl Hamman Peter (NA/T82653)

– LCpl Ibrahim Abdullahi (18NA/77/1191)

– Pte Alhaji Isah (17NA/76/6079)

– Pte Clement Francis (19NA/78/0911)

(19NA/78/2162)

– Pte Ibrahim Adamu (19NA/78/6079)

– Pte Adamu Ibrahim (21NA/80/4795).

See the names and photos of soldiers killed in Delta Community attack below…

Meanwhile, Newsone reports that this is coming a day after Nigeria's President, Bola , broke his silence on the attack in Okuama community, Delta State, which left officers and men of the Nigerian Army dead.

The President who vowed that the culprits will be brought to book, said his administration will do everything possible to maintain peace in every part of the country.

President Tinubu noted that the Defence Headquarters and Chief of Defence Staff have been granted full authority to bring to justice anybody found to be involved in the killing of the Army officers and soldiers.

“I extend my profound condolences to the families of these fallen soldiers, their , and their loved ones. The military high command is already responding to this incident.

“The cowardly offenders responsible for this heinous crime will not go unpunished. This incident, once again, demonstrates the dangers faced by our servicemen and women in the line of duty. I salute their heroism, courage, and uncommon grit and patriotism.

“As a nation, we must constantly remember and honour all those who have paid the ultimate price to keep our nation safe, strong, and united.

“The officers and men who died in Okuama community have joined the pantheon of great men and women who gave their all, with honour, in the service of our fatherland.

“Members of our armed forces are at the heart and core of our nationhood. Any attack on them is a direct attack on our nation. We will not accept this wicked act.

“The Defence Headquarters and Chief of Defence Staff have been granted full authority to bring to justice anybody found to have been responsible for this unconscionable crime against the Nigerian people.

“My government will not relent until we achieve peace and tranquillity in every part of Nigeria. May God continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria and keep members of our armed forces safe,” the President said.

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