BREAKING NEWS: Northern Senators Forum commiserates with Army over Delta killings

Northern Senators Forum commiserates with Army over Delta killings

Northern Senators Forum commiserates with Army over Delta killings

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The Northern Senators Forum, NSF, has commiserated with the Army, the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Army over the loss of personnel in the Delta killings.

Chairman of the Forum, Sen. Abdulaziz Yar'adua made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

DAILY POST recalls that a Commanding Officer, two Majors, one Captain, 12 and a civilian, lost their lives on Thursday, March 14 in an ambush at Okuoma Community, Ugheli South Local Government Area of Delta.

The incident occurred when the troops were responding to a crisis between and communities of the area.

In his condolence message, Yar'adua expressed the group's deepest condolences.

The lawmaker who is also Chairman, 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 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 of Delta.

“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.”

NAN reports that President Bola has directed the high command to trace those who killed military officers and in Delta.

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

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