FALLEN HEROES!! Army commences 3-day mourning for slain soldiers, orders flag to fly at half-asmt (PHOTO)


The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) has kick-started a three-day national mourning period for the 17 soldiers who were killed by irate youths in Okuama, Ughelli South Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State.

Among the slain soldiers are the Commanding Officer of 181 Amphibious Battalion Oleh, Lieutenant Colonel Abdullahi Hassan Ali, the Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander in Bomadi, Major Gembu Shafa, another Major, and a Captain.

Flags are however to be flown at half-mast in all military locations across the nation.

According to sources, a signal to this effect has been issued to all three Services – the Nigerian Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

The source said:

“A directive has been issued by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, to the three Services to that effect.

“From Monday, March 18, 2024, up till March 20, 2024, all colours (flags) are to be flown at half-mast in honour of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) personnel Killed in Action (KIA).”

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