Soldiers’ Killing: There Will Be No More Attack On Villages – Delta Governor Vows

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Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, has met with President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The duo met to discuss the rising conflict between the Nigerian Army and the Okuama community in the state.

Following the discussion, the governor told the State House Correspondent that the problem had been resolved. He pledged that there would be no further attacks.

The governor also indicated that he had met with security officials in his state’s Bomadi Local Government region but had yet to speak with inhabitants of the affected village due to the region being abandoned.

In response to claims of revenge against the community, Governor Oborevwori stated that the number of casualties was a security issue.

He said:

“Since last year, we have been enjoying peace in Delta State and we commend all security agencies. Mr President assured me that he is in support of the peace and we both condemned the killing of the officers and the soldiers. What is happening now is something that we didn’t bargain for but we want to assure everybody that there would be no more attack on the villages if there is anyone that has happened in the past.

“We know that those who are culpable would be brought to book. But the innocent citizens would not be attacked.

“When something happens like this, it is always easy to manage the tension. Yesterday (Monday), I was in Bomadi for security meeting and I got full details and briefings. So, some of these are security issues that you cannot say publicly. That’s the truth and we are managing the situation.”

Suspected militants had reportedly slain a lieutenant ​colonel, two majors, one captain, and 12 troops in Okuoma, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, on Thursday.

The commanders and soldiers who died were members of the 181 Amphibious Batallion from Delta’s Bomadi Local Government Area.

Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have chastised ex-militant leader Asari Dokubo for demonstrating and criticizing President Bola Tinubu’s government.

Netizens slammed him, especially for the fact that Dokubo was one of the major figures who campaigned for Tinubu in 2023.

Dokubo had even urged Nigerians to hold him accountable if the administration fails.

However, for months, the ex-militant has protested and condemned Tinubu’s regime.

In a popular video, Asari Dokubo accused government leaders, including governors and ministers, of keeping mute in the face of Nigeria’s critical difficulties, notably the country’s persistent security challenges.

Many social media users have used various venues to voice their dissatisfaction and suspicion over Dokubo’s apparent shift in opinion.

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