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Killing of Military personnel in Okuama, a national tragedy – Tuggar

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, has described the killing of soldiers in the Okuama community area of Delta state as a national tragedy.

Tuggar said this during an audience with a delegation led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday, March 22.

The minister, according to a statement by his media aide, Alkasim Abdulkadir, used the occasion to condole President Bola Tinubu as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, the Defence Headquarters, and the dependents of the deceased soldiers.

He prayed for the repose of their souls and asked the Almighty Lord to grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

He also implored the relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators of the tragic act to justice.

The troops of the 181 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army were on a peaceful and mediatory mission after a reported communal clash between the Okuama and Okoloba Communities in Ughelli South and Bomadi LGAs of Delta state.

Source:The nation