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June 10, 2024

Gov Otti visits another family of slain soldiers in Aba

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Governor Otti was accompanied on the visit to the family of the slain soldier by Hon Obi Aguocha, member representing Ikwuano-Umuahia Federal Constituency (right); and Hon. Dannie Ubani, Labour Party candidate for Isialangwa South State Constituency in the 2023 election.

…Deceased hailed from same LGA with gov

By Steve Oko

Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti, on Sunday visited the family of Cpl. Lucky Ikechukwu Ikpeama, one of the soldiers killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at Obikabia Junction, Obingwa Local Government Area.

Late Cpl. Ikpeama hailed from the same village, Nvosi, in Isialangwa South Local Government Area, as Governor Otti.

The deceased, one of the five soldiers ambushed and killed by the gunmen, on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at his duty post, left behind a young wife with about four-month-old baby, and an aged mother.

Governor Otti commiserated with the family and reiterated his promise that the State Government will take up the responsibility of training the children of the slain soldiers on scholarship up to university level.

The Governor was received on arrival by the uncle of the deceased soldier, who informed him that the family has slated Thursday, June 13, 2024 for the soldier’s burial, having applied and consequently granted approval by the army authorities to bury the corpse.

Recall that the Governor had earlier placed a N25 million bounty on the perpetrators of the dastardly act, and later raised the bounty to N30 million.