Oil Thieves Killed Lt. Col Ali, Other Soldiers In Delta – CDS Musa

The Chief of Defence Staff, Christopher Musa has made some revelations about the possible cause of the death of Lt. Col. AH Ali and 17 other soldiers in Delta State who reportedly died in a communal clash last week....CONTINUE READING

The CDS, who acknowledged the late Lieutenant in a statement about the incident, revealed that the latter had insisted that all illegal bunkering in the Niger Delta region must stop in a bid to step up oil production in the country.

Musa revealed that before he was killed, Lt. Col Ali raided illegal bunkering sites in Delta with his troops: a move that must have angered the beneficiaries of the crime.

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CDS Musa concluded that the incident was an opportunity for the beneficiaries of oil bunkering in Delta to kill Lt. Col Ali and others who were against them.

Musa submitted that he knows the killers of the soldiers and that they will be arrested soon.
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The death of Lieutenant Col. AH Ali, however, may not be forgotten in a hurry owing to his recorded successes against terrorists in the country.

Recall that the Nigerian Army, on Monday, released the list of all the military personnel killed in an attack in Delta State.

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The Defence Headquarters gave the names of those killed as: Lt Col AH Ali, the Command Officer, 181 Amphibious Battalion, Nigerian Army– Maj SD Shafa (N/13976)– Maj DE Obi (N/14395)– Capt U Zakari (N/16348)– SSgt Yahaya Saidu (#3NA/36/2974)– Cpl Yahaya Danbaba (1ONA/65/7274)– Col Kabiru Bashir (11NA/66/9853)– LCol Bulus Haruna (16NA/TS/5844).

Others include: Lal Sole 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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After the names were released, throwback photos of Lt. Col. AH Ali (middle) and troops of the 198 Special Force Battalion lifting the Nigerian flag in the middle of Sambisa Forest, after successfully clearing Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves surfaced.

Report by Zagazola says Lt. Col. Ah Ali led the troops that recorded successes against terrorists in Gorgi, Kafa, Abagajiri, Dusula, Buk, Manguzum, Gorgore Alafa 1 and 2, Njimia, Parisu, Somalia, Kuraba, Sabil Huda, Gobara, and Dure in Sambisa Forest.