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Okuama: Mulade Warns FG Against Politicising Investigation




By Miracle Esegha

Renowned Niger Delta peace and development advocate, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has called on the federal government to carry out a genuine independent investigation into the killing of 17 military officers at Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State without political interference at any level of government.

This is according to a statement which he signed and a copy was forwarded to Congress Newspaper on Friday.

The statement reads, , “It is imperative to state that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led federal government must unravel and back his words with action to assure Nigerians and encourage our security personnel that are saddled with the primary responsibility of safeguarding our nation, especially in protecting lives and properties irrespective of politics, ethnic and religious affiliation.

“We cannot allow our gallant officers to be killed in this heinous, barbaric, and wicked manner,” he cautioned.

The United Nations peace ambassador strongly appealed that the investigative panel to be instituted should be ” honest, dedicated, and committed to unravel the perpetrators of this dastardly act, and ensure that no stone is left unturned, to avoid reccurrence of such ugly incident in our nation.”

“We demand justice for the dead whose souls are angry”, he asserted.

Stressing further, he charged Nigerians to encourage and support security agencies to enable them deliver on their national assignment as security is a collective responsibility, stressing that “if we must enjoy quality and robust security in Nigeria, all hands must be on deck.”

The Ibe-Serimowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State also called on all Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic, religious, and political divide, to support and assist President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the fight against insecurity in Nigeria because it has no boundaries.

His words: “I want to strongly appeal and call on the Governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, traditional rulers, and all stakeholders to ensure that Delta state is safe for tourists and investors to create job opportunities for our teeming youths. Therefore, all hands must be on deck to stop this ugly image of national embarrassment.”