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Monarch fears army retaliation against subjects following killing of 15 soldiers in Nigeria

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Ewu, a kingdom in Delta State Nigeria has sent out an appeal to army authority to be thorough in its search for culprits who murdered 15 soldiers in Okuama, a community in the kingdom.

Making this call, His Royal Majesty, Clement Ikolo, respected traditional ruler of Ewu Kingdom, has strongly denounced the tragic killing of 15 soldiers in Okuama by a group of angry youths.

In a statement released on Saturday, the monarch expressed his deep concern about the senseless violence and urged the authorities to quickly apprehend those responsible.

His strong emotion on the matter aptly captures the sentiment of resident of the community who filly understand the import of the killings of soldier in any community in Nigeria.

Well coordinated non-discriminatory reprisal attacks on community perceived to have been in league with soldier killers have often been obliterated by army in scorch earth offensives.

Odi in Bayelsa State, Zaki Biam, Benue state both in Nigeria are instances that show the extent the Nigerian military is willing to go to make an example.

HRM Ikolo called on the military to swiftly and diligently pursue the perpetrators of this terrible crime and bring them to justice. HRM appealed to the military forces to swiftly but diligently pursue the perpetrators of the heinous crime and bring them to justice.

HRM Clement Ikolo emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and security within the area, urging for the protection of law-abiding residents from such acts of violence.

The incident has sparked outrage and sorrow throughout the region, with many calling for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack, the perpetrators and their sponsors.

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The monarch’s firm stance against the violence reflects his commitment to upholding peace and harmony within his kingdom and beyond.

As the community mourns the loss of the brave soldiers, HRM Clement Ikolo’s words serve as a reminder of the importance of unity and collective efforts in ensuring the safety and well-being of all citizens.

The monarch expresses his condolences and that of the Ewu people to the Military high command and the families of the fallen military men.

 

 


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