Soldiers' Ambush: Tension As Delta Community Razed, Video Emerges

Soldiers' Ambush: Tension As Delta Community Razed, Video Emerges

  • The Delta community where soldiers and a number of senior officers were tragically killed has been razed
  • The people of the coastal community were said to have sought shelter in a neighbouring community over fear of reprisal attacks
  • Some unknown persons in the community brutally eliminated four senior officers and a dozen operatives of the Nigerian Army

Asaba, Delta - Delta community, Okuama, in the Ughelli South local government area of the state, has been razed shortly after sixteen soldiers were reportedly killed.

There are allegations that the attack was orchestrated by some angry soldiers who were retaliating against the killings of their colleagues.

Okuama, Delta community where soldiers were killed, razed
Delta community on fire after soldiers killing Photo Credit: Nigerian Army
Source: Twitter

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At the same time, Channels TV reported that some arrests have also been made by the soldiers led by the General Officer Commanding 6 division Nigerian Army, Major General Jamal Abdussalam.

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The people of the coastal community were said to have taken shelter in neighbouring Ughelli for fear of reprisal attack by the soldiers who have taken over the creeks on patrol.

In the early hours of Saturday, March 16, fourteen lifeless bodies of soldiers were recovered by military operatives on patrol at the Okuama community in the Ughelli LGAs.

Soldiers beheaded in Delta community

Some of the corpses whose faces were covered were reported to have been beheaded, while the hearts and stomachs of others were allegedly ripped off.

At the NDDC jetty in the affected community, the bodies of the commanding officer and two majors who were killed were found floating along the riverbanks, while others were discovered on land.

Speaking on the killing, the chief of defence staff, Christopher Musa, ordered an immediate investigation into the tragic killings of the four officers and 12 soldiers.

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The video of the burning community was shared by the former governor of Delta state, James Ibori, on Sunday, March 17.

Below is the video:

How Delta community killed soldiers

Legit.ng earlier reported that unknown gunmen reportedly laid an ambush for soldiers in the Okuoma community in the Ughelli South council area of Delta state, killing several of them.

The military high command confirmed the development on Saturday, March 16

The director of Defence Information, Tukur Gusau, said the troops were surrounded by some community youths in Bomadi LGA of Delta state who were armed with weapons and killed them.

Source: Legit.ng

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