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PHOTO: Otti visits families of soldiers killed in Aba

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The governor of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti has visited your families of soldiers killed in Aba, the economic hub of Abia State by the outlawed members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra.

Newsband had reported that members of the Eastern Security Network, the militia wing of IPOB on Thursday launched vicious attack on military personnel at Obikabia area of Abia State.

The gunmen numbering over 20 said to be enforcing the May 30th sit-at-home announced by the rogue group to commemorate Biafra heroes and heroines day, killed the military operatives and set their operational van ablaze.

However, governor Otti during the visit condemned the attack, describing it as irresponsible.

He sympathized with the families of the slain soldiers, army high command, and the military leadership in Abia.

According to Otti, what happened is regrettable, and his administration cannot move on without identifying those who are responsible for the heinous crime and others remotely connected to it.

Governor Otti said, “Today, I visited the families of our gallant soldiers and fallen heroes who died in active service following the shocking events of May 30, 2024, at Obikabia Junction in Aba.

“As a government, we will continue to condemn this irresponsible and dastardly act committed by criminals who do not want any good for society.

“We sympathize with these families, the Nigerian Army high command, and the military leadership here in Abia. What happened is regrettable, and we cannot move on without identifying those who are responsible for this heinous crime and anyone remotely connected to it. We are going to work with the security agencies to ensure that we bring the assailants to justice. We have announced a ₦25m bounty on the heads of the criminals for anyone who can come up with any information that will lead to their apprehension. All our communication channels are open to anyone who can assist us with useful information

“To the wives of our fallen heroes, it is indeed a difficult moment, and we can only imagine your pain. We sympathize with you and we will give you our full support.

“I also want to thank Brigadier General Olusola Diya, the Commander of 14 Brigade, Ohafia for heeding my call and de-escalating the tension in Aba. It will be difficult for innocent Abians to be involved in that evil act. We will continue to galvanise and give the military all the assistance it needs till the perpetrators are apprehended.”

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