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President Tinubu Approves Befitting Burial and National Honours for Slain Soldiers

President Tinubu Vows Justice for Slain Soldiers in Delta State, Affirms Support for Military President Tinubu Approves Befitting Burial and National Honours for Slain Soldiers

President Tinubu has given his nod for a dignified burial and posthumous national honours to be conferred on the 17 soldiers who tragically lost their lives while on a peacekeeping mission in Delta State last week. The announcement came during a solemn occasion where the President broke the Ramadan fast with Tajudeen Abbas, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and other House leadership members.

Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, relayed the President’s decision in a statement issued on Wednesday. President Tinubu, while extending his heartfelt condolences to the families of the fallen soldiers, assured that their sacrifices would never be forgotten. He emphasized the need to honor the memory of these brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

“In responding to distress calls, they met the end of their lives in a savage manner. Let us work to sympathize and symbolize the fact that they are worth the sacrifices they have made for Nigeria,” President Tinubu remarked during the gathering. He pledged that the fallen officers would receive a fitting burial ceremony befitting their dedication and service, along with posthumous national honours to commemorate their valor and sacrifice.

The tragic incident occurred when 16 Nigerian soldiers were killed during a mission to quell clashes between two communities in the South-South state of Delta. Major General Cecil Esekhaigbe (retd.) revealed that the soldiers were ambushed by residents of the Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area.

Following the attack, the Nigerian Army refuted claims of reprisals against the community, dismissing them as propaganda. The Army also announced the arrest of about 20 suspects in connection with the incident. Additionally, the Defence Headquarters released the names of the slain soldiers and reiterated its commitment to apprehending the perpetrators, promising severe consequences for those responsible for the heinous act.

Speaker Tajudeen Abbas, speaking at the gathering, emphasized the significance of forgiveness, generosity, and prayers during Ramadan. He called for unity and support for President Tinubu, urging citizens to use the holy month as an opportunity to increase good deeds and foster national cohesion.

Reflecting on the administration’s tenure, Speaker Abbas commended the synergy between the executive and legislative arms of government, affirming the House’s unwavering support for President Tinubu’s policies. He underscored the importance of continued collaboration in driving progress and development across the country.

As preparations for the burial and national honours for the fallen soldiers commence, the nation mourns the loss of these gallant heroes and reaffirms its commitment to honoring their memory and upholding their legacy of service and sacrifice. The forthcoming ceremonies stand as a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces in safeguarding the nation’s peace and security.

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