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Youths Murder Army Commander, two Majors, Captain, and 12 Soldiers on a peace mission in Delta

Youths Murder Army Commander, two Majors, Captain, and 12 Soldiers on a peace mission in Delta

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The Defence Headquarters has said 15 military personnel were killed during a communal clash in Delta State.

The personnel consist of two Majors, one Captain, and 12 soldiers.

They were said to have met their deaths while responding to a distress call during a clash between Okuama and Okoloba communities in Delta State on Thursday.

According to a statement on Saturday by the Director, of Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Tukur Gusau, the troops who were on a peace mission to the Okuoma community in Bomadi LGA were attacked and killed by some community youths.

He noted that the commanding officer who led the reinforcement team was among those killed in the clash.

The statement read, “The troops of 181 Amphibious Battalion, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State While on a 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.

“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.”

He noted that the commanding officer who led the reinforcement team was among those killed in the clash.

The statement read, “The troops of 181 Amphibious Battalion, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State While on a 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.

“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.”

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