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Abia Gov, Alex Otti visits family of slain soldier, CPL Ikpeama [PHOTOS]

The Governor of Abia State, 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.

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.

Governor Otti 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 scholarships up to university level.

The Abia Chief Executive 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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