CoDS Orders Arrest of those Involved in the Killing of Soldiers on Peace Mission in Delta

By NIM

The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa has directed the immediate investigation and arrest of those involved in the recent attack and killing of soldiers in Delta State.

This is contained in a statement on the Command’s Facebook page signed by the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, and dated Saturday, March 16.

Brigadier General Tukur Gusau said 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.

“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 said “the Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa has directed the immediate investigation and arrest of those involved in the heinous crime, adding that 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.

“So far, a few arrests have been made while steps in place to unravel the motive behind the attack.

“Additional details later” he added.

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