Soldiers' Ambush: "What Tinubu Told Me", Delta Governor Oborevwori Opens Up

Soldiers' Ambush: "What Tinubu Told Me", Delta Governor Oborevwori Opens Up

  • Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta state has said that President Bola Tinubu and the service chiefs have assured him of restoring peace in the Okuama community
  • The governor made the comment while giving an update on the killings of 16 soldiers, including four senior officers in the community on Thursday, March 14
  • Governor Oborevwori disclosed that he had held an emergency security meeting with the service chiefs in the Bomadi local government area of the state

Asaba, Delta - Delta state governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, has disclosed that President Bola Tinubu and service chiefs have assured him of a coordinated collaboration in finding lasting peace in Okuama community, Ughelli South local government area of the state, where 16 soldiers were recently killed.

The community has been in the news since the brutal killing of soldiers reportedly on a peace mission.

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Some of the soldiers were said to have been beheaded, while the hearts and stomachs of others were allegedly ripped off.

Delta governor Sheriff Oborevwori gives update on what President Bola Tinubu told him when he visited presidential villa after 16 soldiers where kill in the Okuama community in the state
Governor Oborevwori reveals what Tinubu told him during his visit to the villa Photo Credit: Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Bol Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

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.

Soldiers' killing: Delta Governor Oborevwori gives update

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.

But in a tweet, Oborevwori, on Thursday morning, March 21, disclosed that his meeting with Tinubu, service chiefs, and the inspector general of police pertaining to "matters arising from recent happenings in Okuama community" was fruitful.

The governor added that he had an emergency security meeting with the service chiefs in the Bomadi local government to put the situation under control.

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His statement partly read:

"The President and Service Chiefs have assured me that there will be coordinated collaboration with the State Government to ensure that Delta remains a safe haven for its citizens and those charged to protect their lives and properties."

Below is the governor's tweet:

How Delta community killed soldiers earlier reported how unknown gunmen reportedly laid an ambush for soldiers in the Okuoma community, 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.


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