Military Reveal How Army Commander, 2 Majors, 1 Captain, 12 Soldiers Were Killed In Delta, Defence Chief Orders Investigation, Arrest Of Perpetrators

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The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), Christopher Musa, has directed the immediate investigation and arrest of those involved in the killing of military personnels on peace mission in Delta state.

Mr. Musa, an army general, recalled how the military personels on a peace mission were attacked, stating however, that the military remain focused and committed to its mandate of maintaining peace and security in the country.

In a statement on Saturday signed by the Defence Spokesperson, Tukur Gusau, the defence chief said that the incident has officially been reported to the Delta State Government.

According to him, ”The troops of 181 Amphibious Batallion, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State while on peace mission to Okuoma community in Bomadi LGA of Delta State were surrounded by some community youths and killed on Thursday, 14 March, 2024.

“The unfortunate incident occurred when the troops responded to a distress call after the communal crisis between the Okuama and Okoloba communities both in Delta State” he said.

Adding that, “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.

“The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin 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.

“However, the military remains focused and committed to its mandate of maintaining peace and security in the country. So far, a few arrests have been made while steps in place to unravel the motive behind the attack,’ he added.

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