Nigerian Army declares prof, woman, others wanted for killing soldiers in Delta

On Thursday morning, the Nigerian Army high command declared eight people wanted in connection with the killings of 17 soldiers and officers in Delta State’s Okuama community.

Professor Ekpekpo Arthur, a woman named Mrs Igoli Ebi, Reuben Baru, Akata Malawa David, and four other people have been declared sought.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Edward Buba, a Major-General, announced this at an ongoing press briefing at Defence Headquarters in Abuja, saying no bounty was placed on the wanted men.

Buba called on the stakeholders and traditional rulers across the country particularly in the Niger Delta to help the military in fishing out those who had been declared wanted.

It was reported how the troops of 181 Amphibious Batallion, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State were surrounded by some youths and killed on Thursday, 14 March, 2024 while on peace mission to Okuoma Community.

The incident, which occurred when the troops responded to a distress call after the communal crisis between Okuoma and Okoloba communities both in Delta State had generated outrage nationwide.

The murdered officers were buried at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja on Wednesday. The burial was attended by President Bola Tinubu and other top government functionaries.

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