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RIP: 34-Year-Old Soldier Killed During Rivers Election Buried (Photos)


Emotion ran high up on Friday as Lance Corporal Adegboyega Adebayo, one of the two soldiers shot dead by hooligans 2 days prior to the Rivers State rerun election, was buried in the Iyesi area of Ogun State.


Throughout the interment, in tears moms and dads, brothers as well as friends of the 34-year-old soldier, that was shot dead on the sea in the Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State on March 17, decried lack of concern from from both the Rivers State as well as the federal governments.

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They said apart from the military, no government official had sent a condolence message or visited the family even though he died in the line of duty.

Succeeded by parents, a wife, and two children –   Marvelous, 6, and two-month-old Mercy – Adegboyega was described as the breadwinner of his extended family.

It was learnt that he was on an assignment when his wife put to bed and had yet to see the baby before his death.

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