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Delta Killing: Tinubu, Senate Authorise manhunt for culprits




By Stephen Asaba-ase

President Bola Tinubu and the 10th Assembly on Sunday have ordered the military to arrest the killers of 16 Nigerian Army personnel who were on a peace mission to the Okuama community in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

In carrying out the order, it was gathered on Sunday that the military combed the warring communities and arrested a lot of persons including prime suspects, as the President declared that the Defence Headquarters and the Defence Chief had full authority to bring anybody responsible to justice.

Also, retired army generals and civil society organisations had lambasted the killers of the soldiers and called for their apprehension and speedy prosecution in order to serve as a deterrent to other criminal elements.

Many residents of Okuama in the Ughelli South Local Government Area and Okolaba in the Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, had fled the communities on Friday, as soldiers took over the area after the killing of the Army personnel.

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