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Governor Alex Otti Places N25m bounty on killers of soldiers in Abia

Governor Alex Otti Places N25m bounty on killers of soldiers in Abia

In response to the recent event of five slain soldiers in Aba, Abia State, Governor Alex Otti has announced a ₦25 million reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. The announcement was made in a statement on X (formerly Twitter), where Otti condemned the attack and expressed his condolences to the families of the slain soldiers.

“We are offering a ₦25 million bounty for any information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this crime,” Otti declared. During his visit to the bereaved families, he expressed deep sympathy, stating, “To the wives of our fallen heroes, it is indeed a difficult moment, and we sympathize with you.”

Otti condemned the incident, emphasizing the importance of identifying and apprehending those involved. “This act (killings) is regrettable, and we cannot move forward without holding those responsible accountable,” he asserted.

The governor pledged that the state government would collaborate closely with security agencies to ensure justice is served. “We are committed to working with security agencies to bring these assailants to justice,” Otti said.

He also praised Brigadier General Olusola Diya, the Commander of 14 Brigade, Ohafia, for his efforts in managing the situation. “I want to thank Brigadier General Olusola Diya for responding to my call and helping to de-escalate tensions in Aba,” Otti added.

The attack, described by Otti as a “heinous act committed by criminals who do not want any good for society,” has sparked widespread condemnation from political leaders. The governor vowed that those responsible would be brought to justice, reaffirming his commitment to the safety and security of the state.

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