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UNFOLDING: Okuama deserted, Says Delta governor where alleged army reprisal attack occured after meeting Nigeria’s president




Delta State governor, Sheriff Oborevweri on Tuesday said that Okuama Community in his state is deserted on account of alleged army reprisal sorties carried out over killing of 16 people.
He made this claim to journalists in Abuja during a visit to President Bola Tinubu in Abuja over the unfolding crisis.

He however declined to confirm the report of reprisal attacks allegedly carried out by the military and the number of casualties, saying that being a security issue there are certain things he cannot say in the public.

He said that he met with the security heads in Bomadi on Monday but has been unable to meet with the community involved because the place of the incident is completely deserted.

Indications are rife that Oborevwori can no longer sit on the sidelines on account of development in his state.

Though no clear information has emerged on what was being said by the two men, but speculations are rife that matters on the table couldn’t be far from what happened recently in Okuama community.

A group of militants had ambushed and killed 15 soldiers and a civilian who, according to Army Headquater where in the Niger Delta community of Okuama on peace mission.

Nigerian military are known for dealing non-discriminatory reprisal killings especially in the Southern part of Nigeria for mishaps leading to loss of life of any service man.

Whole communities have been obliterated by army in the past in this fashion.

But briefing State House correspondents after meeting behind closed-doors with the President, the governor said that the situation is under control, assuring that there will be no more further attacks.

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