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Youths Allegedly Ambush, Kill 16 Army Personnel In Delta State

Report from Delta State, South-South Nigeria says, youths have allegedly ambushed Nigerian Army personnel killing 16 of them.

Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau said, that the youths allegedly ambushed and killed the 16 officers and men of the 181 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army on a peace mission to Okuoma community in Bomadi Local Government Area of the State.

Gusau, who disclosed this on Saturday in Abuja said, those killed were the commanding officer, two majors, one captain and 12 soldiers.

According to him, the troops were ambushed and killed while responding to a distress call arising from a clash between Okuama and Okoloba communities in Delta.

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He said the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, had ordered an immediate investigation and arrest of those involved in the heinous crime adding that the incident had been reported to the Delta State Government.

“The military, however, remains focused and committed to its mandate of maintaining peace and security in the country.

“So far, a few arrests have been made while steps have been taken to unravel the motive behind the attack,’’ he added.

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