Governor AbdurRahman AbdulrRasaq has sympathised with the Nigerian Army and people of Eruku in Ekiti Local Government in Kwara State over the death of Major Segun Abiodun Oni, who was killed in an anti-banditry operation in Niger State.
This was contained in a condolence letter signed by the chief media officer for the executive governor, Mr. Rafiu Ajakaye, on Sunday August 27, 2023.
According to him, Major Oni was a well-decorated and forthright army officer, who paid the supreme price on August 13, 2023, alongside other soldiers as he led troops on a military operation to stamp out banditry in parts of Niger State.
The secretary noted, “He was at various times the Platoon Commander 72 Special Forces Battalion; Company Second in Command Armed Forces Special Forces Battalion; and Second in Command Defence Headquarters Special Operations Forces Battalion.
“He was trained in different military schools in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, the United States, Belarus, and South Africa. He won several military medals for his excellence, discipline, and hard work, including River Niger Star, Golden Jubilee Medal, Centenary Medal, and General Operations Medal.”
Speaking on his death, Governor AbdurRazaq maintained that the early departure of Major Oni was a blow to Nigeria at large and Kwara State in particular.
The governor beseeched Almighty God to give comfort to his family and everyone who mourns him.