Why Tinubu attended burial of military personnel killed in Delta – Bayo Onanuga

Bayo Onanuga
Bayo Onanuga

Special adviser to President Bola Tinubu on information and strategy Bayo Onanuga has explained why the president chose to attend the burial of 17 military officers and soldiers killed on March 14 in Okuama Community, Delta State.

The military personnel attached to the 181 Amphibious Battalion were reportedly responding to a distress call when they were ambushed and killed.

The incident has been condemned across the nation, with the president saying the Defence Headquarters had been given “full authority” to find the killers.

Mr Onanuga said in an X post that Tinubu’s attendance at the burial on Wednesday at the National Military Cemetry would be the first time in 10 years that a Nigerian president would attend such event in honour of the servicemen.

The presidential spokesman said this was so because Tinubu cares.

Army to bury 17 soldiers killed in Delta

“It is confirmed that President Bola Tinubu will be attending the national burial for the Nigerian military officers and soldiers killed on 14 March by some gunmen in Okuama Community in Delta State. It is the first time in the last ten years that a Nigerian President  will attend such a solemn event, in honour of our men of gallantry and valor. We told you then that @officialABAT cares. He is demonstrating it yet again,” Onanuga wrote.

Tinubu earlier said he would give posthumous national honours to the 17 slain military personnel.