BREAKING NEWS: Peter Obi condemns killing of officers, soldiers in Delta, demands arrest of culprits

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condemns killing of officers, soldiers in Delta, demands arrest of culprits

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The presidential candidate of the Labour , LP, Peter Obi, has condemned the killing of officers and soldiers of the in of Delta State.

Obi, in a statement via his verified Twitter handle, described the killing as barbaric and totally unacceptable.

The former governor of State expressed concern that the development is coming just a week after it was reported that several policemen were killed in Delta State.

He said, “Just last week, several policemen were reportedly killed while on duty in Delta State. We were still recovering from the shock over such a sad occurrence when yesterday, we were besieged with the gory reports of the killing of 22 officers and of the Nigerian Army, also in Delta State.

“In both sad incidents, the dead security personnel were on active duties of securing and keeping peace within our communities, state and country before their unfortunate end, even by the people they were trying to help.

“This killing should not be tolerated by Nigerians and any sane society. For a nation already combatting a high level of insecurity, the killing of our security personnel who put their lives on the line for the security of the nation will be too much of a burden to bear.

“These sad occurrences and many cases of killing, kidnappings and violent crimes around the country, have continued to very deep concerns over the security of the nation.

“These security operatives are making a lot of sacrifices in their line of duty, and in some cases pay the supreme price. We must therefore appreciate and value them by showing empathy towards them and ensuring healthcare for those who are wounded.

“There should be adequate compensation and welfare packages for the families of those who die in active service. All of us should always show our by commiserating with their families and even visiting them in such difficult times.

“I sincerely condole with the families of the security personnel that died, and their security formations (Nigerian Army and the respectively) over the sad loss of their personnel.

“I encourage them not to be dispirited by these ugly developments but see it as a challenge to increase their efforts in their duties. I urge the government and the security agencies to leave no stone unturned in investigating, arresting and prosecuting those behind these ugly acts.”

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