Ohanaeze Ndigbo Condemns Killing of Soldiers in Delta State, Calls for Swift Justice

The pan-Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has strongly condemned the recent killing of 17 soldiers from the 181 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army during a peace mission to the Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

In a statement titled “Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s Unleashed Wrath: A Stern Revengeful Warning,” issued by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group expressed deep mourning, profound sorrow, and unrelenting anger over the Okuama massacre, describing it as “a tragic chapter stained in blood.”

The statement vehemently denounced the callous and heinous act, particularly mourning the loss of Major DE Obi, an Igbo officer, and his comrades who made the ultimate sacrifice in service. Ohanaeze Ndigbo labeled the perpetrators’ actions as barbaric, satanic, and cowardly, demanding swift justice for the armed killers.

Furthermore, Ohanaeze called upon the people of Delta State to unite and ensure that the perpetrators face the full weight of the law for their sins. The organization extended heartfelt sympathies to the grieving families and pledged to immortalize the legacy of Major DE Obi and the other fallen soldiers during the forthcoming 2024 Igbo Easter Retreat in Asaba.

Additionally, Ohanaeze expressed support for President Bola Tinubu’s efforts in addressing the nation’s economic and security challenges, promising to bestow upon him the highest honor as a gesture of solidarity. The organization urged political stalwarts like Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and Rabiu Kwankwaso to set aside their differences and collaborate with Tinubu’s administration to navigate through the nation’s crises.

The statement concluded by acknowledging the identities of the fallen soldiers, which were publicly disclosed by the Defence Headquarters, emphasizing the need for accountability and justice for their untimely demise.


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