Delta killings: Troops occupy Okuama, raze more buildings

Soldiers deployed to Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State have continued razing more houses in the community, following last weekend’s killing of several military men on rescue mission to the riverine community

A community source, on the condition of anonymity said the military are currently occupying Okuama and that several houses had either been razed or demolished.

The Nigerian military, yesterday deployed armored vehicles to Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi council, over the killing of military personnel on a peace and rescue mission in Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area.

The military personnel and no fewer than three armored vehicles were seen zooming across the Bomadi bridge late yesterday, probably heading to the creeks. This is even as President Bola Tinubu ordered the military high command to fish out those who killed the military officers.

Also, Mr. Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 elections, has condemned the killing of army officers and soldiers in Delta State, describing it as barbaric and unacceptable.

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This is just as Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State condemned the killing of the officers and soldiers, describing it as despicable and alien to the culture of Deltans. On its part, the Pan- Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, led by Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, said the act is totally unacceptable and must be fully investigated.

Meanwhile, Senator Ede Dafinone, has called on the dramatis personae involved in the ongoing carnage at Okuama community to sheath their sword for the sake of humanity.

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