Slain Soldiers Burial: “Accord Equal Respect to Military, Police”, Shehu Sani to Tinubu

Slain Soldiers Burial: “Accord Equal Respect to Military, Police”, Shehu Sani to Tinubu

  • Senator Shehu Sani has said as the commander in chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, the personal presence of President Bola Tinubu at the burial of the slain Okuama soldiers was "very significant"
  • Sani stated that it is "morally important" that the policemen lost in similar circumstances be accorded equal respect and honour
  • Legit.ng reports that non-state actors often kill security agents as Nigeria continues to face security challenges

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering security matters in Nigeria.

FCT, Abuja - A former federal lawmaker and social critic, Senator Shehu Sani, has said it is “morally important” that Nigerian policemen lost in similar circumstances as the slain Okuama military personnel, should be accorded equal respect and honour.

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Sani commended President Bola Tinubu for personally attending the burial of the slain soldiers in Abuja, describing it as “very significant”.

Senator Shehu Sani advises President Bola Tinubu to accord equal respect to Nigerian Armed Forces and the Nigeria Police Force
Sani commends Buhari for attending the burial ceremony of 17 soldiers killed in Okuama community in Delta state. Photo credits: Senator Shehu Sani, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Recall that about 17 Nigerian soldiers were killed on a mission to halt clashes between two communities in Delta state.

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The troops from the 181 Amphibious Battalion deployed in the Bomadi region, had reportedly responded to the conflict in the Okuoma community when they were killed on March 14.

Sani wrote on his verified X handle on Thursday, March 28:

“As the Commander in Chief, the personal presence of the President in the burial of the Slain soldiers is very significant. Also, it's morally important that the Policemen lost in similar circumstances be accorded equal respect and honour.”

Legit.ng reports that Preesident Tinubu spoke Wednesday, March 27, at a solemn and emotional burial ceremony of the fallen soldiers at the military cemetery in Abuja, with grieving family members, relations, military chiefs and top government functionaries in attendance.

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At the event, the president ordered the army authority to pay the slain soldiers’ entitlements to their family members within 90 days.

Tinubu also admonished security agents not to let the death of their colleagues discourage them.

Tinubu gives national honour to slain soldiers

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Tinubu honoured the late officers of the Nigerian Army who were brutally killed in Okuama, Delta state with national awards.

According to the presidency, all four senior officers were awarded Member of the Order of Nigeria (MON).

All 13 soldiers were awarded the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).

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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