"Barbaric": Peter Obi Reacts as Scores of Nigerian Soldiers Are Killed in Delta Attack

"Barbaric": Peter Obi Reacts as Scores of Nigerian Soldiers Are Killed in Delta Attack

  • Peter Obi has condoled with the families of the security personnel who died in the recent violence in Ughelli, Delta state
  • In a statement sighted by Legit.ng, Obi encouraged other soldiers not to be dispirited by the "ugly developments”
  • The presidential hopeful called for the arrest and prosecution of the elements behind the "ugly act”

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Ughelli, Delta state - Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) during the 2023 election, has described the killing of 22 officers and men of the Nigerian Army in Ughelli South local government area (LGA) of Delta state, as “barbaric”.

Obi, in a social media post on Sunday, March 17, said the murder of the security agents who were on a peace mission “should not be tolerated by Nigerians and any sane society”.

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Peter Obi is sad about the killing of Nigerian soldiers in Ughelli Delta state
Peter Obi is not happy with the situation in Delta state. Photo credit: @PeterObi
Source: Twitter

According to the former Anambra state governor, such killing continues to “fuel very deep concerns over the security of the nation”.

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He said:

“These security operatives are making a lot of sacrifices in their line of duty, and in some cases pay the supreme price.
"We must therefore appreciate and value them by showing empathy towards them and ensuring healthcare for those who are wounded.”

Furthermore, Peter Obi called for “adequate compensation and welfare packages for the families of those who die in active service”.

Read Obi’s full post on X (formerly Twitter) below:

Legit.ng reports that the killing and the subsequent razing of residents' homes have become trending topics on social media platforms in Nigeria.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Enefaa Georgewill, the chairman of the Rivers state coalition of civil society organisations, said "the underlining factor" in the violence witnessed in two communities in the southern state of Delta state should be "understudied.

Georgewill said some people have linked the murderers of the security agents to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) gunmen.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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