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Delta Bloodbath: Oborevwori Calls For Transparent Investigation

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Oborevwori Provides Succour To Suffering Okuama People

The Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, on Friday, urged the Board of Enquiry set up by the Defence Headquarters to probe the Okuama killings to ensure a transparent investigation to fish out the real culprits of the heinous crime.

On March 19, 2024, the Nigerian Army accused the Okuama community in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State of resorting to propaganda after killing its personnel.

While denying any form of reprisal on the community, the Defence headquarters released the names of the Army personnel who were killed during what it described as “a peace mission to Okuama.”

Oborevwori made the call at the Government House Annex, Warri when he received a courtesy visit from the Chairman and members of the Board of Enquiry set up by the Defence Headquarters to probe the Okuama killings.

He said, “I am very happy for this meeting taking place here today in Warri. Most people who spoke about the issue did so out of ignorance because they lacked true knowledge of the facts of what happened.

“I told the Secretary to the State Government to invite the Okuama/Okoloba people. So, l made it mandatory that the Chairmen of Ughelli South and Bomadi Local Government Councils be in attendance, the members of the State House of Assembly who are representing the constituencies should also be in attendance and the Presidents-General of the communities should be in attendance.

“That meeting was held on the 7th of February and they signed a peace accord. So, we were not expecting anything negative when the military went there for a peace mission.

“In Delta State, we don’t encourage crisis. So, we want to assure you that whichever information you people want, we will give it to you and we will also come up with our position paper to submit to you people before you leave.”

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