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Tinubu Awards Slain military personnel, Approves Scholarships For Children, as Military Buries Gallant Soldiers
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It was an emotional evening on Wednesday as grieving families and friends of 17 gallant military personnel gruesomely murdered in Okuama area of Delta State laid wreaths in honour of the slain officers and soldiers.
After the wreath laying ceremony, tears freely flowed as the white caskets draped in sparkling green-white-green Nigerian colours which housed the lifeless bodies of the valiant military personnel were lowered into the earth at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja.
President Bola Tinubu, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the inauspicious occasion, led governors, federal lawmakers, military top brass, dignitaries, and others to pay final respects to the fallen heroes.
Tinubu conferred national posthumous awards on the 17 slain military personnel.
Four slain officers were awarded the honour of Members of the Order of the Niger (MON) while 13 slain soldiers were honoured with Officers of the Federal Republic medals.
The President also announced scholarships and house gifts for the children and families of the slain military personnel.
The officers and soldiers were murdered on March 14, 2024 when they were on a peace mission to warring Okuama and Okoloba communities in the area.

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