Senate Urges FG to Compensate Families of Slain Soldiers in Delta State 

The Senate has called on the Federal Government to promptly compensate the families of the 17 soldiers who were brutally murdered in Okuama Community, Delta state.
The call came during a session on Tuesday, where senators observed a minute of silence in honor of the fallen military personnel.
During the session, Senator Abdulaziz Yar’adua, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Nigerian Army, moved a motion of urgent importance regarding the killing of the soldiers and the urgent need for an investigation. In response, the Senate directed the committees on army, navy, and defense to collaborate with the Nigerian Army in conducting a thorough investigation into the matter.
Additionally, the federal government was urged to ensure that those responsible for the heinous crime are swiftly identified, apprehended, and subjected to the full consequences of their actions through a fair and transparent legal process.
Days after the murder, the Defence Headquarters said 17 personnel including the Commanding Officer of 181 Amphibious Battalion, two majors, one captain, and 12 personnel of the battalion were among those killed.
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)
– 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), and
– Pte Adamu Ibrahim (21NA/80/4795).
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