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Gov Otti pays visit to family of slain soldier, CPL Ikpeama, condoles wife, mother

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Gov Otti pays visit to family of slain soldier, CPL Ikpeama, condoles wife, mother

Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, on Sunday visited the family of Cpl Lucky Ikechukwu Ikpeama, one of the soldiers killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at Obikabia Junction, Obingwa Local Government Area.

Late Cpl Ikpeama hailed from the same village, Nvosi, in Isialangwa South Local Government Area, as Governor Otti.

Gov Otti pays visit to family of slain soldier, CPL Ikpeama, condoles wife, mother

The deceased, one of the five soldiers ambushed and killed by the gunmen, on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at his duty post, left behind a young wife with about four-month-old baby, and an aged mother.

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Governor Otti, according to a statement by Kazie Uko, his chief press secretary, commiserated with the family and reiterated his promise that the State Government will take up the responsibility of training the children of the slain soldiers on scholarship up to university level.

Gov Otti pays visit to family of slain soldier, CPL Ikpeama, condoles wife, mother

The Governor was received on arrival by the uncle of the deceased soldier, who informed him that the family has slated Thursday, June 13, 2024 for the soldier’s burial, having applied and consequently granted approval by the army authorities to bury the corpse.

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