The Army has initiated a three-day period of mourning to honor the soldiers who lost their lives in the Delta attack

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The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) has declared a three-day national mourning period to honor the 17 soldiers who lost their lives in a tragic incident involving irate youths in Okuama, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Among the fallen heroes are distinguished officers, including Lieutenant Colonel Abdullahi Hassan Ali, the Commanding Officer of 181 Amphibious Battalion Oleh, Major Gembu Shafa, the Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander in Bomadi, another Major, and a Captain.

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To observe this solemn occasion, flags will be flown at half-mast in all military installations across the country. This directive, issued by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Christopher Musa, underscores the nation’s respect and sorrow for the courageous personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

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Starting from Monday, March 18, 2024, until March 20, 2024, the flag of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) will be lowered as a poignant tribute to those Killed In Action (KIA). This tradition serves as a poignant reminder of the selflessness and bravery exhibited by our servicemen and women.

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