Tinubu Takes Decisive Actions over Killing of Nigerian Soldiers in Abia

Following a tragic incident that led to the deaths of no fewer than five Nigerian soldiers, Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu CCFRN, has expressed deep regret while consoling the families of the deceased.

The tragic incident which occurred in the wake of the 30th of May, 2024, has consequently heightened tensions concerning the security and stability in the region.

In an official statement from the office of the Chief of Army Staff, the killing of five soldiers on peacekeeping duty in Aba was unequivocally condemned.

The statement also underscored the government’s firm stance against such violence and its commitment to safeguarding the nation from non-state actors.

According to preliminary reports, a group of soldiers was ambushed by unidentified assailants while on patrol duty in Abia State. The attack resulted in the deaths of several soldiers and left others critically injured. The exact number of casualties remains unconfirmed as investigations continue.

Meanwhile, the loss of these soldiers has been described as a profound tragedy, affecting not only their families and loved ones but the entire nation.

Reacting to the incident, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, BolaTinubu extended deep condolences to the families of the fallen soldiers and reaffirmed the government’s resolve to combat those who threaten national peace and security.

The President further called for immediate action by security agencies to apprehend those responsible for the attacks and related treasonous activities in the region.

“I have received yet another disheartening news story about the killing of five soldiers by the suspected militants of the proscribed terrorist organization, IPOB.”
” The Federal Government will come down heavily against those who have made it a habit to needlessly attack officers and men of our armed forces.”
“I want to make it clear that the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the armed forces can crush violent non-state actors making our communities unsafe”.

President Tinubu also urged the security forces on peace-keeping not to be discouraged even as he commiserated with the families, and the entire armed forces over the loss.


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