Delta Killings: Tinubu Told What to Do As Military Hunts for Suspects

Delta Killings: Tinubu Told What to Do As Military Hunts for Suspects

  • President Bola Tinubu has been told to resist the temptation of allowing the military to continue to investigate the killings of soldiers in the Okuama community of Delta state
  • Rather, the president was urged to allow the office of the national security adviser and the DSS to take charge of the investigation fully
  • Barrister Oladotun Hassan, a public affairs analyst, gave the charge while condemning the killing of 17 soldiers in the Niger Delta region

Legit.ng journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Ikeja, Lagos - President Bola Tinubu has been urged to allow the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Department of State Service (DSS) to handle the investigation concerning the death of 17 soldiers in Okuama community in Delta state.

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This is as the Nigerian Army has vowed to get to the root of the matter, fish out the killers and retrieve all the stolen military arsenals by the perpetrator.

President Bola Tinubu has been urged to allow the DSS and the office of the national security adviser to investigate the killings of 16 soldiers in Okuama community of Delta state
Tinubu urged to thread courteously in dealing with the killing of soldiers in the Niger Delta Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Barrister Oladotun Hassan, a public affairs analyst, state this during an interview with Legit.ng.

He said the country is currently in a volatile situation, adding that its security architecture is overstretched.

Delta: Barrister Hassan condemns killing of soldiers

While condemning the attack, the legal luminary said, "We cannot use a fire brigade approach to manage our security architecture."

He said it was barbaric to kill soldiers, especially general officer commanding (GOC), when it is not a clash with Boko Haram, a terrorist organisation.

The legal icon said:

"The DSS and the NSA office must be duly involved, not the same military, to go and investigate the action so that it does not snowball into a communal Odi crisis that Obasanjo gave a blanket order to go and level up a whole community and innocent babies were caught in the gun power.

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"We don’t want a repetition of Odi, but we want a detailed forensic analysis of what transpired and the number of bullets."

Senate scandal: Why Akpabio should not resign

Legit.ng earlier reported that Hassan has said Senate president Godswill Akpabio cannot resign over the humongous constituency allowances of senators.

The legal practitioner posited that Akpabio was not the only senator indicted in the allegation and that all the lawmakers would also have to leave the national assembly.

According to the lawyer, the senate leadership should allow the EFCC to investigate the constituency projects included in the budget in the past to ascertain their execution.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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