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How 15 military personnel were killed in Delta — DHQ .



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The Defence Headquarters has  explained how two majors, one Captain and 12 soldiers  were killed during a communal clash in Delta State.

The DHQ said they personnel were killed after responding to a distress call during a clash between Okuama and Okoloba communities in Delta State on Thursday.

A statement on Saturday by the Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Tukur Gusau, said, “The troops of 181 Amphibious Battalion, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State While on a peace mission to OKUOMA community in BOMADI LGA of Delta State were surrounded by some community youths and killed on Thursday, 14 March 2024. The unfortunate incident occurred when the troops responded to a distress call after the communal crisis between the Okuama and Okoloba communities both in Delta State.

“The reinforcement team led by the Commanding officer was also attacked, leading to the death of the Commanding officer, two Majors, one Captain, and 12 Soldiers.”

He added that some suspects had been arrested.  “CDS has directed the immediate investigation and arrest of those involved in the heinous crime. The occurrence has been reported to the Delta State Govt.

“However, the military 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 are in place to unravel the motive behind the attack. Additional details later,” he said.