Okuama: ‘It’s a crime’ – Comedian Ali Baba condemns gruesome murder of 17 military personnel

Renowned Nigerian comedian, Atunyota Akpobome, widely known as Ali Baba, has strongly denounced the recent tragic killing of 17 Nigerian Army officers in Delta State, labeling it as utterly abhorrent.

Akpobome expressed his condemnation of the act during an interview with journalists in Lagos, emphasizing that the brutal slaying of the soldiers reflects a concerning erosion of societal values.

The comedian further remarked that the heinous act highlights the presence of inadequate moral education within the nation, pointing to a larger societal issue that requires urgent attention.

“Killing another human being is bad, the killing of anybody that works for an institution, especially an institution like the army that protects the people, is worse

“Overseas, when you are traveling, they (airport authorities) board the military personnel first as well as retired officers.

“What it means is that we need to begin to know our values totally in the country. This is unfortunate.

“You do not respect the military that protects you, you went ahead to then kill them, whatever the reason you have, it is a huge crime.

“You don’t kill a soldier man, you don’t even push him, slap him or resist an arrest. It is a crime,” the comedian, who is also from Delta, said.

He said anybody hurt by the misdemeanours of any public officers including soldiers is expected to take evidence and approach relevant authorities for redress.

Akpobome, however, called on the Public Complaints Commission, the National Orientation Agency and other institutions established to douse tensions and restore public confidence.

Credible News recalls that on March 14, at least 17 senior military officers and soldiers of the 181 Amphibious Battalion, deployed to quell clashes between Okuoma and Okoloba communities in Delta, were ambushed and killed in Okuama Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.

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