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UGRFP mourns slain soldiers – Daily Trust

The United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRFP) has condoled with the Nigerian military, the Nigerian people and the bereaved families of the 16 soldiers, who were killed in Delta State.

Chairman of the UGRFP, Shalom Olaseni made this known in a statement on Monday.

A Commanding Officer, two Majors, one Captain, 12 soldiers and a civilian, were killed last Thursday, in an ambush at Okuoma Community, Ugheli South Local Government Area of the state.

The incident occurred when the troops were responding to a crisis between Okuama and Okoloba communities of the area.

In his condolence message, Olaseni expressed the group’s deepest condolences.

He said: “We extend our deepest condolences to the Nigeria Military, the Nigerian people, and the bereaved families of the officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Their dedication and commitment to serving their nation will forever be remembered and honoured.

“UGRFP strongly condemns these senseless killings and calls for immediate, intelligence-based action to identify and bring the perpetrators to justice. We urge the relevant authorities to spare no effort in ensuring that those responsible for this heinous act face the full wrath of the law.

“In light of this tragedy, we appeal for calm and communal support for the military as they conduct a thorough investigation into the matter. It is imperative that we come together as a community to support our security forces in their efforts to maintain peace and security in our nation.

“This unfortunate incident underscores the urgent need for peaceful conflict resolution mechanisms. Had there been effective dialogue and mediation between the Okoloba and Okuama villages regarding their land and water dispute, this devastating loss of military personnel could have been averted.

“UGRFP emphasizes the invaluable importance of peaceful resolution in preventing further bloodshed and fostering sustainable peace and development.

“UGRFP wishes to reiterate its unwavering commitment to promoting peace and conflict resolution as essential catalysts for growth and development. We urge all stakeholders to prioritize dialogue, reconciliation, and cooperation in resolving disputes and building a harmonious society.”

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