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Military will investigate killing of its personnel in Rivers, says Buratai


Chief of Army Staff, Major-General T. Y. Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Major-General T. Y. Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday said the military had commenced the investigation into the death of two of its personnel in Rivers State on Thursday.

He made the statement while addressing troops at the 34 Artillery Brigade headquarters, Obinze, Owerri in Imo State.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Buratai, who described the incident as “unfortunate,” said the military had brought the situation in the area under control.

He said: “The situation in the Niger Delta is presently being addressed.

“The activities of pirates, criminals and bandits will be checked. Our troops are fully on ground and they have arrested the situation.

“The unfortunate incident of Thursday in Rivers State is something that we are currently investigating.

“We will deal with the situation as investigation unfolds in the area.”

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