Dino Melaye attends burial of Kogi-born lieutenant killed by terrorists in Bwari

Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye on Tuesday evening attended the burial of Lt. Ibrahim Suleiman, one of three members of the Presidential Guard Brigade, killed by terrorists in Bwari, FCT.

The servicemen were ambushed on Sunday after they responded to a distress call from the Nigeria Law School, Bwari.

Capt. Samuel Attah, who was also killed in the ambush, was a native of Kogi State.

Melaye, who represented Kogi West at the Senate from 2015 to 2019, posted a video to Twitter after the burial of Suleiman at the Brigade of Guards’ cemetery, describing his death as sad.

Also, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed grief over the death of the servicemen.

In a statement by his chief press secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, Bello condemned the ambush, describing it as a dastardly act and a show of cowardice, while urging authorities to expedite actions and ensure the arrest of those responsible and also forestall any future occurrence.

The governor also called for brutal response from security agencies, asserting that the Nigeria’s internal sovereignty must not be at the mercy of criminal elements.

Bello commiserated with the families of the deceased, particularly the father of Lt. Suleiman, retired Col Suleiman Babanawa from Okpo, Olamaboro Local Government and Capt. Samuel Attah from Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi.