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Communal Clash: Two Majors, 1 Captain, 12 Soldiers Kill In Delta

Two Killed, Others Injured In Kogi Communal Clash


Communal Clash: Two Majors, 1 Captain, 12 Soldiers Kill In Delta

Asaba, Delta State–  Troops from the 181 Amphibious Battalion, stationed in the Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, were ambushed during a peace mission in the OKUOMA community, killing two Majors, one Captain, and 12 soldiers.

This is contained in a statement released by Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

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According to him, the incident occurred on Thursday when the troops responded to a distress call after the communal crisis between the Okuama and Okoloba communities both in Delta State.

“The reinforcement team led by the Commanding officer was also attacked, leading to the death of the Commanding officer, two Majors, one Captain and 12 Soldiers.

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The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa has directed the immediate investigation and arrest of those involved in the heinous crime. The occurrence has been reported to the Delta State Government.

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“However, the military remains focused and committed to its mandate of maintaining peace and security in the country. So far, a few arrests have been made while steps in place to unravel the motive behind the attack. Additional details later,” the statement read.

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