BREAKING: Tinubu Breaks Fast With Service Chiefs, Others, Amid Rancor Over Delta Killings

BREAKING: Tinubu Breaks Fast With Service Chiefs, Others, Amid Rancor Over Delta Killings

  • President Bola Tinubu met with the service chiefs during the iftar time, which is the breaking of the Ramadan fasting
  • The president also had his Iftar moment with members of the executive council and heads of government agencies and parastatals
  • The development came at a time controversies are trailing the killings of about 17 soldiers in Delta state

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has hosted the service chiefs for the Ramadan break at the presidential villa in Abuja amid allegations and counter-allegations over the killings of 17 soldiers in Delta state on Thursday, March 14.

The presidhosted, the service chiefs, members of the federal executive council (FEC), heads of ministries, departments and agencies (MAs) at the state house in Abuja on Tuesday, March 19, for a Ramadan Iftar.

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Many cabinet members assembled inside the New Banquet Hall of the State House to break their fasting with President Tinubu, The Nation reported.

On Thursday, March 14, the president hosted the 36 governors shortly after the killings of 17 soldiers at the Okuama Community in Delta state.

The militants in the community had killed an army commander, two majors, one captain and 12 soldiers in the Okuama community.

Details of soldiers killed in Delta state

According to the military authority, the victims were officers of the 181 Amphibious Batallion in the Bomadi local government area of Delta.

General Christopher Musa, the chief of defence staff, ordered an immediate investigation and arrest of anyone involved in the heinous killing.

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A few days after Musa's order, the people of the Okuama community reportedly ran to a neighbouring community over the fear of a reprisal attack from the soldiers.

Earlier on Tuesday, the president of the senate, Godswill Akpabio, said the killers of the soldiers could have been some mercenaries while calling for efforts to restore peace.

Angry soldiers allegedly open fire on Bayelsa community earlier reported that men of the Nigerian military were said to have opened fire on getting to the Igbomotoru community in Southern Ijaw in Bayelsa state.

The soldiers were said to be coming from Delta state over the killings of dozens of senior military officers in the Okuama community in Delta state.

According to the source, no more than 11 bodies have been recovered, and several houses are suspected to be the hideout of the mastermind of the heinous crime.


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