Delta Killings: Army declares Prof., 7 others ‘wanted’ 

The Nigerian Army yesterday declared eight persons wanted in connection with the killing of 17 officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in Okuama, Delta State. The Army, in an update posted on its official page on X, identified the suspects as Prof Ekpekpo Arthur, Reuben Baru, Alevwru Daniel, Akata Malawa David, Andaowe Deniss Bakriri, Igboli Ebi, Sinclear Oliki, and Clements Ikolo Oghenerukevwe. Recall that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has vowed that those behind the death of military personnel in Delta would be hunted down. This is…

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Delta: Military deploys swamp buggies to besieged Okuama community

The Nigerian military, Tuesday, moved in swamp buggies to the besieged Okuama community in Ughelli-South local government area of Delta State, in continuation of the on-going razing of the community. The two swamp buggies, which were off-loaded from trailer-trucks into barges at the Bomadi Police Division waterfront, were transported onward into the creeks. Recall that, last week, soldiers on a rescue mission were ambushed and killed by youths of Okuama community, leading to a reprisal attack and consequent burning of houses by the military. A source, who spoke from a…

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Akpabio under fire for linking soldiers’ killing to mercenaries

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio

​Civil society organisations, (CSOs), and a security expert have berated Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, for linking Thursday’s killings of 16 military men in Delta State to foreign mercenaries. The troops were killed while on a peace mission to the warring communities of Okuama and Okoloba. Recall that Akpabio spoke during Tuesday’s plenary, when the Senate resolved to set up a committee to unmask the circumstances behind the military personnel’s killings. He said, “I don’t want to conclude that these people are from Niger-Delta; because we respect men and women in…

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