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Tinubu- Slain Soldiers Will Receive National Honours, Befitting Burials

President Bola Tinubu’s recent declaration regarding the tragic demise of Nigerian Army personnel in Delta state has brought a renewed focus on the sacrifices made by the nation’s armed forces. The incident, which occurred on March 14th, saw the loss of several brave souls, including a lieutenant colonel, two majors, a captain, and 12 soldiers, during a peacekeeping mission in the volatile Okuoma community.

The shocking news sent shockwaves across the country, igniting widespread condemnation and calls for justice. In response, President Tinubu wasted no time in asserting that those responsible for the heinous act would face the full force of the law. His unwavering commitment to ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice reflects the government’s determination to uphold the sanctity of human life and protect those who serve the nation.

During a solemn gathering at the breaking of the Ramadan fast in Abuja, President Tinubu expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the fallen soldiers and reiterated the nation’s indebtedness to their bravery and sacrifice. He emphasized that any attack on members of the military is an attack on the integrity and sovereignty of the nation itself, underscoring the importance of honoring their memory and legacy.

“These soldiers are not just names on a casualty list; they are heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country,” President Tinubu remarked. “Their unwavering dedication and commitment to duty should serve as a source of inspiration for all Nigerians.”

In recognition of their valor and selflessness, President Tinubu announced that the fallen soldiers would be posthumously awarded national honors, a fitting tribute to their service and sacrifice. He emphasized the need for the nation to come together in solidarity and support for the armed forces, acknowledging the immense challenges they face in safeguarding the nation’s security and stability.

“As a nation, we must stand united in honoring the memory of these brave men and women who laid down their lives for our collective well-being,” President Tinubu stated. “Their sacrifice shall not be in vain, and their legacy shall endure as a testament to the enduring spirit of patriotism and sacrifice.”

President Tinubu’s words resonate deeply in a country grappling with security challenges and societal unrest. In honoring the memory of the fallen soldiers, Nigeria reaffirms its commitment to upholding the values of freedom, justice, and unity. As the nation mourns the loss of these courageous souls, it also finds strength in their example, drawing inspiration from their unwavering courage and dedication to duty.

As the fallen soldiers are laid to rest with the dignity and respect they deserve, let us not forget the sacrifices they made and the families they leave behind. May their legacy serve as a beacon of hope and resilience, guiding Nigeria towards a future of peace, prosperity, and unity.

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