Delta Ambush: Nigeria Mourns as slain Soldiers are buried.

Nigeria grieves today as the seventeen slain soldiers are laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery following their deaths in a brutal ambush on March 14th.

The soldiers, belonging to the 181 Amphibious Battalion, were deployed to the Okuama community in Delta State to intervene in a communal clash. According to a statement by the Nigerian Army, they were tragically killed in an ambush.

President Tinubu is expected to attend the burial ceremony, paying his respects to the fallen heroes.

In a national address earlier this week, the President condemned the attack, stating, “These brave men died in the line of duty, protecting our nation and bringing peace to warring communities. Their sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

He also urged for calm and cooperation with the ongoing investigation. “We must work together to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice,” he said. “Violence is not the answer. We must find solutions to our differences through dialogue and understanding.”

The Okuama community has also expressed its sorrow over the incident. Community leaders have condemned the violence and pledged their cooperation with the authorities.

The circumstances surrounding the ambush remain unclear. Some reports suggest the soldiers were attacked by irate youths, but a definitive motive has yet to be established.

Presidential Bola Tinubu also offered his condolences to the families of the deceased. “My heart aches for the families who have lost loved ones in this senseless tragedy,” Tinubu said in a statement. “These soldiers were our protectors, and their sacrifice will not be in vain. We must work to ensure such a horrific event never happens again.”

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The ambush in Okuama has cast a shadow over Nigeria as the nation grapples with ongoing security challenges. The hope is that a thorough investigation will bring those responsible to justice and prevent similar tragedies in the future.

As at the time of this report,the funeral is still ongoing.

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