Military Personnel Accompanied Bandits Who Killed Eight Persons In Delta – Gov Okowa

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The governor of Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa, has alleged that military personnel accompanied suspected bandits who wreaked havoc on some communities in the state last week.

Gunmen had left eight persons dead and many others wounded when they attacked Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror and other communities in Uwheru Kingdom, Ughelli North local government areas on Thursday.

Okowa described the attacks as mindless, calling on security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book.

The governor said, “The unwarranted attacks and killing of innocent locals in Avwon, Agadama and Ohoror communities of Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area and the wickedness of suspected herdsmen alleged to be aided and abetted by unidentified military personnel are mindless.

“I, however, appeal to the affected communities to remain calm and peaceful. I commiserate with the communities and families on the unfortunate loss of their loved ones.

“I have directed the Commissioner of Police and the Brigade Commander, 63 Brigade, Nigerian Army, to rise to the occasion and bring the culprits to justice.

“As a state, our people have been very receptive to herdsmen and other visitors, but our hospitality and welcoming disposition should not be taken as an act of cowardice.

“The state government will continue to encourage peaceful and harmonious relations between Deltans and their visitors but will not watch outsiders attack and kill our people any longer.”



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