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Tuggar: Killing of Military Personnel in Okuama, A National Tragedy 

Nigeria’s Defence Chief visited the Foreign Minister in the aftermath of 17 soldiers’ murder in Okuama, Delta State.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar has described the killing of soldiers as a national tragedy.

The Minister made the declaration during a visit by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, who led a delegation of top military brass to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on morning.

The Minister said the killing of military personnel in Okuama Community in Delta State on the 16th of March 2024 was nothing but tragic.

Tuggar also used the occasion to condole with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, the Defence Headquarters and the dependents of the deceased soldiers.

He prayed for the repose of the souls of the gallant soldiers and officers and asked the Almighty Lord to grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. He ended the condolence message by imploring the relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators of the tragic act to justice.

The troops of the 181 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army were on a peaceful and mediatory mission after a reported communal clash between the Okuama and Okoloba Communities in Ughelli South and Bomadi LGAs of Delta State.

Michael Olugbode in Abuja

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