…vows to fish out killers of soldiers in Delta State

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna

The Minister of Defence, Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar has assured that the kidnapped students of Kuriga in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State will soon be rescued.

The Minister vowed to deal with killers of Military Officers and Soldiers in Okuama community of Delta state, saying that, the killers will be fished out and dealt with squarely.

The Minister stated this in Kaduna on Thursday while addressing troops of one Division Nigerian Army, who are in the frontline against bandits troubling the North-Western states of the country when he visited to encourage them.

It would be recalled that Seventeen Officers and Soldiers were killed in Okuama community of Delta State last week.

The Defence Minister told the troops that, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is aware of their sacrifices and happy with their efforts, and while commending your efforts, he has also asked that you do more to end all forms of insecurity in Nigeria.

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“We have the power, will , strength and determination and our morale is high to end insecurity, I know what you have been doing to rescue the school children unhurt keep, the morale high, the President is behind you hundred percent.

“I have been briefed about your efforts to rescue the kidnapped school children. The strategies that I have been briefed about is going on very well and I am sure you will get them.

“We will free those children and bring them back to their parents,” he said.

“We thank you for your sleepless nights to keep us safe”.

On the killing of soldiers in Delta State, the Minister described the incident as sad and unfortunate, and while sympathising with families of the deceased soldiers, he assured that the perpetrators would be fished out and punished accordingly.

“We will find the killers of our soldiers and deal with them. You don’t kill our men and go scot-free, we will deal with them squarely”.

On the abduction of the 287 students of Kuriga, the Minister further assured that there will be good news soon as all efforts and necessary measures are being put in place to rescue them.