Tinubu Announces National Honours for Slain 17 Soldiers, Video Emerges

Tinubu Announces National Honours for Slain 17 Soldiers, Video Emerges

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has disclosed that the services of the 17 security agents that met their untimely death at Okuama, Delta state, will not be in vain
  • Commenting on the recent dastardly killing of soldiers on national duty in Delta state, President Tinubu expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved
  • Tinubu stated emphatically that the deceased gallant soldiers would be given a befitting burial and national honours in further pronouncements to be made shortly by him

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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has announced that the 17 military officials who were brutally killed in Okuama, Delta state, would be given a befitting burial and national honours.

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Speaking at the breaking of Ramadan fast on Wednesday, March 20, in Abuja with the speaker of the house of representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, and the leadership of the House, Tinubu expressed his condolences to the families of the bereaved.

Tinubu says slain army officers and soldiers will be given a befitting burial and national honours
Tinubu to honour military personnel who were killed in Okuama, Delta state. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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President Tinubu pledged that the sacrifices of the fallen heroes would never be in vain.

His words:

"We salute all our men and women in uniform, and we sympathise with them.
"I will soon make further pronouncements, but they must have a befitting burial and national honours."

Watch President Tinubu's speech below:

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In his remarks, Tajudeen Abbas, speaker of the house of representatives and ruling All Progressives Congres (APC) chieftain, called for unity in the nation and support for the Tinubu administration.

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He said:

''I want to urge us to use this month to increase our good deeds and minimise our bad deeds."

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Delta attack: Community leader cautions Nigerians

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a leader in Ughelli South, Olorogun Sleek Oshare, said “nobody knows” the killers of the 17 soldiers in Okuama, Delta state.

Oshare said this while speaking in an interview on Channels Television's 'Politics Today' programme on Tuesday night, March 19.

Describing the murder of the security agents as “painful”, the community leader asserted that ‘to start pointing fingers at some people is not fair at this moment’.

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.