The Honourable Minister of State for Defence, H.E Dr Muhammed Bello Matawalle MON has described the Killing of soldiers on duty at  Obikabia junction in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia  State by hoodlums masquerading as indigenous People of Biafra as barbaric,abominable and wicked.
The Minister added the killing of the five innocent  military personnel recently  is totally reprehensible and disheartening. He vowed that those responsible for the heinous act would be brought to justice.
According to him , the brutal assassination of the soldiers in Aba was without any provocation while on a lawful duty, protecting innocent citizens against the threat of non-state actors.
Dr. Matawalle extended his condolences to the families of the deceased personnel and the Nigerian Military, urging the troops not to be deterred by the attack. He reaffirmed the government’s commitment to supporting the Military in their efforts to defeat IPOB, ESN and other criminals in other regions of the country to ensure total security in the nation.
The Minister emphasized the crucial role of local communities in combating terrorism, urging citizens to provide information that could aid military operations against terrorist groups and keep faith with  Nigeria.


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