Delta Killings: 3 Suspects Nabbed, Moved To Army HQ In Asaba

Suspected killers of soldiers in Delta State.
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Delta Killings: 3 Suspects Nabbed, Moved To Army HQ In Asaba

No fewer than three of the suspected murderers of 17 officers and men of 181 Amphibious Battalion, Nigerian Army, Otuama, Delta State, last Thursday, have been arrested, reports.

The arrest came as the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, said yesterday that whoever was responsible for the killing of the military personnel, would be brought to justice.

He spoke on the day the governor of Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori, briefed President Bola Tinubu on the issue at Aso Rock, Abuja, saying the state is managing the tension caused by the killing and that there won’t be further attacks.

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This is even as the House of Representatives yesterday mandated the Armed Forces of Nigeria to conduct a thorough and wholesome investigation into the circumstances that led to the gruesome killings of military personnel.

Reportedly, the community of Okuama in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State has been allegedly razed by aggrieved military personnel.

Reports have it that some angry soldiers allegedly perpetrated the act after their no fewer than 16 of their colleagues were gruesomely massacred.

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It was also gathered that there is an ongoing manhunt for the killers, even as some arrests have reportedly been made by the soldiers.

The organised soldiers in search for the perpetrators of the heinous act are led by the General Officer Commanding 6 division Nigerian Army, Major General Jamal Abdussalam.

Residents of the coastal community are said to have fled to neighboring Ughelli for fear of a reprisal by the soldiers who have been patrolling the creeks.

By Famous Reporters

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