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May 19, 2024

Otti consoles Nigeria army over death of soldier in Aba, calls for calm

Otti consoles Nigeria army over death of soldier in Aba, calls for calm

Gov Otti

By Steve Oko

Governor  Alex Otti has commiserated with the Nigeria Army over the killing of a soldier in Aba.

Otti who condemned the incident urged residents to cooperate with security agencies in the efforts to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

Reports say a soldier was killed and another wounded when a gang of criminals attacked them at the Milverton area of Aba, Friday evening.

Reason for the attach could not be ascertained by Vanguard as at the time of filing this report.

Otti in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko, commended the military authorities at 14 Brigade Ohafia for the prompt handling of the situation.

“The incident, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Homeland Security, Mr. Chukwunenye Alajemba, left a soldier dead and another wounded, and currently receiving treatment at a hospital”, the statement read.

It further read: “The Governor wishes to commiserate with the Nigeria Army over this unfortunate occurrence and commends the officers and men of the force for exercising restraint in the face of this unprovoked attack.

“He specifically thanked the Commander 14 Brigade, Ohafia, Brigadier General O.O. Diya, for his prompt intervention and ensuring that peace continues to prevail in the city of Aba.

“Governor Otti by this statement calls on the general public to remain calm and advices residents to go about their lawful businesses without fear, and to cooperate with relevant security agencies by providing them with useful information as they work to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous attack.”