Rising Insecurity: Sgt. Ugochukwu Charles, One of the Victims of the Deadly Obikabia Checkpoint Attack, Laid to Rest in His Country Home(VIDEO) | #NwokeukwuMascot


Obikabia Checkpoint Attack: Sgt. Ugochukwu Charles Laid to Rest Amid Tears | #NwokeukwuMascot

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Ugwunagbo, Abia State - In a deeply somber ceremony, Sergeant Ugochukwu Charles, a dedicated military officer with 30 years of service, was laid to rest in his hometown in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area. Sgt. Ugochukwu was tragically killed on May 30, 2023, during an attack on a military checkpoint at Obikabia Junction in the Ogbor-hill axis of Aba.

The widely condemned attack, carried out by unknown assailants, claimed the lives of Sgt. Ugochukwu and four other soldiers, highlighting the alarming rise in insecurity in Abia State. In response to the surge in heinous crimes, the Abia State Government has restricted tricycle operation hours within Aba and Umuahia. This incident has raised significant concerns about the safety of both military personnel and civilians in the region.

Sgt. Ugochukwu, who was only a few years away from retirement, had served his country with honor and dedication. His loss is deeply felt by his family, friends, and fellow soldiers. Known for his bravery and commitment, he leaves behind a legacy of service and sacrifice.

The funeral was attended by a large gathering of mourners who came to pay their last respects to a man who had devoted his life to protecting others. Military officials and local leaders present at the ceremony emphasized the urgent need for enhanced security measures to prevent such tragedies in the future.

..Watch video of Sgt Ugochukwu official tribute below 👇🏽 

As the community grieves, there is a growing call for concerted efforts to address the rising wave of violence in Abia State. The killing of Sgt. Ugochukwu and his colleagues underscores the critical need for increased vigilance and proactive measures to safeguard the region.

The ongoing investigation aims to bring the perpetrators of this heinous act to justice, while the community and military continue to honor the memory of Sgt. Ugochukwu and the ultimate sacrifice he made in the line of duty.

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