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Nigeria Army declares 8 wanted over killing of soldiers

Barely 48 hours after the burial of 17 personnel who were gunned down in an ambush in Delta State, the Nigerian Army on Thursday morning declared eight people wanted over the killing incident.

The announcement was made in a circular issued by the Defence Headquarters via its verified social media platforms.

The suspects are: 1. Akevwru Daniel Omotegbono (a.k.a Amagbem, 2. Prof. Εkpekpo Arthur, 3. Andaowei Dennis Bakriri, 4. Igoli Ebi, 5. Akata Malawa David, 6. Sinclear Oliki, 7. Clement Ikolo Oghenerukevwe and Reuben Baru.

Seven out of the eight suspects are men with only one woman.

President Bola Tinubu conferred national honours on the deceased men of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday during their burial in Abuja.

The President also announced the provision of housing facilities for the surviving family members and scholarships for all their children, up to the university level.

He also directed the payment of death benefits to the family members within 90 days.

Tinubu posthumously conferred the national honour of Member of the Order of the Niger on the Commanding Officer 181 Amphibious Battalion, Lt. Col. A.H Ali; Maj S.D Shafa (N/13976); Maj D.E Obi (N/14395) and Capt. U Zakari (N/16348).

The President conferred the honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger on Sgt Yahaya Saidu; Cpl Yahaya Danbaba; Cpl Kabiru Bashir; LCpl Bulus Haruna; LCpl Sola Opeyemi; LCpl Bello Anas; LCpl Hamman Peter; LCpl Ibrahim Abdullahi; Pte Alhaji Isah; Pte Clement Francis; Pte Abubakar Ali; Pte Ibrahim Adamu and Pte Adamu Ibrahim.

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