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Military will investigate killing of its personnel in Rivers - Buratai

19 March 2016, 11:30

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

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

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.

Also read: #RiversRerun: Wike flies in Jonathan's wife

"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."

On the security situation in Imo, Buratai commended the efforts of the troops in containing criminality in the state.

He assured the troops of government's commitment to improve the condition of facilities in the barracks.

Buratai said the welfare of troops and their families would be given priority by the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.

Buratai also inspected facilities at the barracks in Obinze. 



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