Burial of slain soldiers holds today in Abuja.


The burial ceremony of the Nigerian Army personnel killed in action at Okuama Community, Delta State, has been scheduled for today, Wednesday, March 27, at the National Cemetery, Abuja.

The announcement for the burial was made on the Nigerian Army’s X handle on Tuesday, adding that the burial will be held by 3 pm.

President Bola Tinubu who is expected to be at the event had pledged a dignified burial, as well as posthumous national honours for the deceased military personnel.

Recall that the 17 officers were ambushed and killed by irate youths while on a peacekeeping mission in Okuama in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday, March 14.

The identity of the deceased officers includes Lt. Col. AH Ali (Commanding Officer, 181 Amphibious Battalion); Major SD Shafa; Major DE Obi; Capt. U Zakari, and Sgt. Yahaya Saidu.

Others included Cpl Yahaya Danbaba; Cpl Kabir Bashir; LCpl Bulus Haruna; LCpl Sole Opeyemi; LCpl Bello Anas; LCpl Hamman Peter; LCpl Ibrahim Abdullahi; Pte Alhaji Isah; Pte Clement Francis; Pte Abubakar Ali; Pte Ibrahim Adamu, and Pte Adamu Ibrahim.