The killing of Military personnel in Okuama, a national tragedy -Tuggar


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has described the killing of soldiers as a national tragedy.


He asserted the killing of military personnel in Okuama Community in Delta State on the 16th of March 2024, during a visit by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, who led a delegation of top military brass to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Friday morning.

Amb Tuggar also used the occasion to condole President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, the Defence Headquarters and the dependents of the deceased soldiers.


He prayed for the repose of their souls and asked the Almighty Lord to grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. He ended the condolence message by imploring the relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators of the tragic act to justice.

The troops of the 181 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army were on a peaceful and mediatory mission after a reported communal clash between the Okuama and Okoloba Communities in Ughelli South and Bomadi LGAs of Delta State.