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BREAKING: Defence Headquarters Releases Names Of Slain Soldiers, Denies Reprisal

Amidst escalating tensions in Okuama community, the Defence Headquarters has released the names of the fallen soldiers. Despite rumours of reprisal attacks, the military vows justice for the slain personnel....CONTINUE READING

The Defence Headquarters has released the names and pictures of the fallen soldiers, including officers and soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty:

Lt. Col. A.H Ali
Maj S.D Shafa (N/13976)
Maj D.E Obi (N/14395)
Capt U Zakari (N/16348)
SSgt Yahaya Saidu (#3NA/36/2974)
Cpl Yahaya Danbaba (1ONA/65/7274)
Cpl Kabiru Bashir (11NA/66/9853)
LCpl Bulus Haruna (16NA/TS/5844)
LCpl Sola Opeyemi (17NA/760719)
LCpl Bello Anas (17NA/76/290)
LCpl Hamman Peter (NA/T82653)
LCpl Ibrahim Abdullahi (18NA/77/1191)
Pte Alhaji Isah (17NA/76/6079)
Pte Clement Francis (19NA/78/0911)
Pte Abubakar Ali (19NA/78/2162)
Pte Ibrahim Adamu (19NA/78/6079)
Pte Adamu Ibrahim (21NA/80/4795)

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The military mourns their loss and promises to ensure the safety and security of citizens.

Contrary to rumours, the military denies engaging in reprisal actions in Okuama. The Defence Media Operations Director, Maj. Gen. Buba Edward, emphasised that the community had been deserted before troops arrived. He warned against sharing graphic videos of the incident.

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The Defence Headquarters assured measured responses and consequences for the perpetrators. Major General Edward emphasised respect for human rights and adherence to rules of engagement in dealing with the culprits. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Toareed Lagbaja, directed that all involved be brought to book.

Tension grips Okuama as the Joint Task Force continues its presence. Residents flee as soldiers reportedly burn houses. The Ijaw Youth Council condemns the killings, urging the government to bring the culprits to justice.

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Concerned citizens call for government intervention to prevent further violence. The Delta State Governor visits the affected community, but journalists are barred from covering the tour. Meanwhile, reports emerge of a military incursion into Igbomotoru community in Bayelsa State.

The nation awaits decisive action from the authorities to quell the escalating tensions and ensure justice for the fallen soldiers.