Senate Urges Compensation for Families of Slain Army Officers in Delta State

The Senate has called on the Federal Government to promptly compensate the families of the 16 army officers and soldiers who were brutally murdered. This request was made during a session where senators observed a minute of silence in honor of the fallen military personnel who lost their lives in Okuama Community, Delta State, last week.

Senator Abdulaziz Yar’adua, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, moved a motion of urgent importance during the session, highlighting the need for an immediate investigation into the killing of the Nigerian Army personnel. The Senate adopted the motion and directed the Committees on Army, Navy, and Defence to collaborate with the Nigerian Army to conduct a thorough investigation.

Additionally, the Senate urged the federal government to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are identified, apprehended, and brought to justice through a fair and transparent legal process.

Last week, 16 Nigerian Army officers and soldiers were killed in the Okuama community in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State while on a peace mission. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) confirmed the tragic incident and released the names and ranks of the slain officers and soldiers, which included the Commanding Officer of 181 Amphibious Battalion, two majors, one captain, and 12 personnel of the battalion.I

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