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Delta Youths Kill 1 Commander, 2 Majors, 1 Captain, 12 Soldiers – Nigeria Military Confirms

The Nigerian military authorities have confirmed the loss of one commanding officer, two majors, one captain and 12 soldiers to Delta State community youths.
In a statement today, March 16, the acting Director in the Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau narrated that the soldiers had gone on peace mission to OkUOMA community in BOMADI Local Government Area of Delta State.
He said that some community youths surrounded the troops of
181 Amphibious Batallion on Thursday, 14 March,  when the troops responded to a distress call after the communal crisis between the Okuama and Okoloba communities both in Delta State.
“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.
“So far, a few arrests have been made  while steps is in place to unravel the motive behind the attack.”
Tukur Gusau said that the Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa has directed the immediate investigation and arrest of those involved in the heinous crime.
“The occurrence has been reported to the Delta State Govt.
“However, the military remains focused and committed to its mandate of maintaining peace and security in the country.”

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