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Tinubu Gifts Houses, Confers Nat’l Awards On Oyo Born Military Officer, Others Killed In Delta

President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, conferred national posthumous awards on late Lance Corporal Abdullahi Ibrahim and 16 other slain military personnel killed in the Okuama area of Delta State.

Late Lance Corporal Abdullahi Ibrahim was born on 13 July 1999 into the family of Alhaji Ibrahim in Saki Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The late Lance Corporal enlisted into the Nigerian Army on 23 April 2018 as a member of 77 Regular Intake and was subsequently posted to the Nigerian Army Armour Corps, Bauchi.

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Late Lance Corporal Abdullahi Ibrahim served at 221 Battalion and 181 Amphibious Battalion Bomadi, Delta State before his demise while on peace mission at Okuama.

President Tinubu while speaking at the burial of the officers and soldiers at the Military Cemetery, Abuja, also announced scholarships and house gifts for the children and families of the slain military personnel.

Four slain officers were awarded the honour of Members of the Order of the Niger (MON) while 13 slain soldiers were honoured with Officers of the Federal Republic medals.

“Each of the men now belongs to the hallowed list of service men and women who defended our country and protected their fellow Nigerians not minding the risks to their own lives.

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“They have all been awarded now a posthumous National Honour. Four gallant officers have been accorded the award of Members of the Order of Niger (MON). The 13 courageous soldiers who also lost their lives have been awarded the officers of the federal republic medals,” Tinubu said.

Tinubu said the gallant soldiers would be remembered as patriots who answered the call of duty and paid the ultimate price.

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“It is now our duty to protect the families of our departed heroes. The Federal Government will provide housing in any part of our country to each of the families of the four officers and 13 soldiers that were among them.

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