Delta Killing: Slain soldiers’ children get FG’s scholarships

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday conferred national honours on 17 members of the Nigerian Army who were killed in Delta State on March 14, 2024.

This was as he announced the provision of housing facilities for the surviving family members and scholarships for all their children to the university level.

He also directed the payment of death benefits to the family members within 90 days.

He announced these during the burial ceremony of the slain servicemen at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

Tinubu posthumously conferred the national honour of Member of the Order of the Niger on the Commanding Officer 181 Amphibious Battalion, Lieutenant General A.H Ali; Major S.D Shafa (N/13976); Major D.E Obi (N/14395) and Captain U Zakari (N/16348).

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He also conferred the honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger on Staff Sergeant Yahaya Saidu (#3NA/36/2974); Corporal Yahaya Danbaba (1ONA/65/7274); Corporal Kabiru Bashir (11NA/66/9853); Lance Corporal Bulus Haruna (16NA/TS/5844); Lance Corporal Sola Opeyemi (17NA/760719); Lance Corporal Bello Anas (17NA/76/290); Lance Corporal Hamman Peter (NA/T82653); Lance Corporal Ibrahim Abdullahi (18NA/77/1191); Private Alhaji Isah (17NA/76/6079); Private Clement Francis (19NA/78/0911); Private Abubakar Ali (19NA/78/2162); Private Ibrahim Adamu (19NA/78/6079); and Private Adamu Ibrahim (21NA/80/4795).

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