JUST IN: Senate Reacts to Killing of Soldiers in Aba, Demands Investigation

The Senate through its Committee on Nigerian Army has condemned the killing of five soldiers in Aba, Abia State.

Politics Nigeria reports that the upper chamber of the National Assembly has called for a thorough investigation into the incident.

The chairman of the Committee, Abdulaziz Yar’adua, made the call in a statement on Saturday, describing the attack as “heinous and cowardly”.

Mr Yar’adua in a statement urged relevant security agencies to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators, and called for a “comprehensive investigation into this despicable attack to ensure that justice is served and those responsible are brought to account”.

The Committee also sympathized with the families of the slain soldiers and the Nigerian Army, describing the loss as “a significant loss to our nation’s defense and stability”. He also called for a “decisive and resolute response from the military to combat this act of terror, ensuring the group responsible faces overwhelming military pressure until their complete defeat”.

The Senate Committee on Army reiterated its support for the armed forces and urged unity and collective resolve in the face of violence and insurgency.

“In times like these, unity, resilience, and collective resolve are paramount. We must stand together against all forms of violence and insurgency that threaten the security and stability of our beloved nation,” Mr Yar’adua added.

Recall that soldiers were killed on Thursday when gunmen attacked troops attached to Operation UDO KA at a military checkpoint in Obikabia Junction, Aba.

The gunmen who were about 15, were enforcing a sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) across the South-east to mark the Biafra Day.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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