Breaking News: Nigerian Army Declares Eight Wanted in Delta State Killings

In a recent development, the Nigerian Army has issued a wanted notice for eight individuals in connection with the tragic killings of 17 soldiers in the Okuama community, Delta State. The announcement was made public through the Army’s official channels on Thursday.

The suspects, comprising seven men and one woman, are believed to be involved in the incident that occurred on March 14, 2024, which resulted in the loss of military personnel during an operation in the community. The list of wanted persons includes Akevwru Daniel Omotegbono, Prof Ekpekpo Arthur, Andaowei Dennis Bakriki, Igoli Ebi (female), Akata Malawa David, Sinclear Oliki, Clement Ikolo Oghenerukevwe, and Reuben Baru.

This action follows a solemn ceremony held by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other dignitaries to honor the fallen soldiers. The Defence Headquarters has urged anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals to come forward as part of their commitment to justice and the rule of law.

The Nigerian Army and the Defence Headquarters are working closely to apprehend those responsible for this heinous act and have appealed to the public for assistance. The community is also urged to cooperate with the authorities during this critical time.

The nation mourns the loss of its brave heroes and stands united in the pursuit of peace and security. The declaration of these suspects serves as a stark reminder of the risks faced by military personnel and the importance of community support in combating such threats.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged the military not to be discouraged by the death of their fellow compatriots, he stated: “Do not let the death of your compatriots discourage you”.

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The ambush in Okuama has cast a shadow over Nigeria as the nation struggles with security challenges. The hope is that a thorough investigation will bring those responsible to justice and prevent similar tragedies in the future.

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