Slain Soldiers: Senate Whip lauds Tinubu’s ‘patriotic recognition’

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has commended President Bola Tinubu for the patriotic act of giving due recognition to the officers and soldiers who paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.

Ndume equally enjoined Nigerians to set aside divisive tendencies and unite to defeat enemies of our nation. 

According  to the Senate Chief Whip, the unity in face of adversity will serve as a tribute to the 17 officers and soldiers who died in active service in Delta State and were buried at the National Military Cemetery, in Abuja, on Wednesday. 

Speaking in an interview on Thursday, Ndume said, “I commend President Bola Tinubu for attending the funeral of the soldiers slain at Okuama and for awarding their children full scholarships, as well as presenting houses to their survivors. 

“Every Nigerian should commend this patriotic and respectful gesture. Nobody could deserve it more. Our Armed Forces are the guarantors of the Nigerian state and our last defence against the forces of disunity and impunity. 

“I hope we can put aside our political differences and stand together as one in honour of our fallen heroes. 

“The Chief of Defence Staff should also posthumously award the departed soldiers’ medals for bravery and courage under fire.”

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