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Delta speaker, Guwor, Other lawmakers Condemn Killing Of Soldiers, Call For Drastic Action Against Perpetrators




By Peters Monday, Abuja

The speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Emomotimi Dennis Guwor and other lawmakers during the plenary session Tuesday 19th March, 2024, have urged the Governor of the state, Sheriff Oborevwori to implement more measures to protect lives and property in the state.

However, the Delta State House of Assembly strongly condemned the killings of 16 soldiers at Okuama community in Ughelli South local government area. This condemnation was followed by a motion of of public importance raised during Tuesday’s Plenary by Festus Utuama, the representative of Ughelli South State Constituency over the dastardly killing my irate youths.

Utuama, during the plenary, called for a vehement condemnation of the unprovoked killing of the 16 soldiers and one civilian, who were on a peace mission in the community. He also urged the Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, to urgently direct relevant security agencies to investigate, arrest, and prosecute those responsible for the act.

The lawmaker also called on the Governor to set up a commission of enquiry to investigate and uncover the immediate and underlying causes of the crisis between Okuama community in Ughelli South and Okoloba community in Bomadi local government area.

Speaking in the same, other lawmakers, including the Deputy Speaker, Majority Leader, and members representing different constituencies, appealed to the Nigerian Military to exercise restraint and not to engage in reprisal attacks. They advised against punishing the entire community but rather advocated for identifying and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Speaking further, they urged Governor Sheriff Oborevwori to implement more measures to protect lives, especially those of the elderly, children, and vulnerable individuals in the area. They also called on the military to handle the situation cautiously to prevent further loss of lives and property.

However, the motion was unanimously adopted through a voice vote, and Speaker Rt Hon Emomotimi Guwor directed that it be sent to the State Governor for immediate action. He also called for a minute of silence in honor of the slain soldiers.

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