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Troops Allegedly Kill 11, Burn Houses Over Death Of Army Officers In Delta

AFTER a tragic incident that resulted in the loss of approximately 16 soldiers and officers in Okuoma Community in Delta State last weekend, Nigerian Army troops have reportedly entered Igbomotoru community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. It is reported that during this operation, houses were destroyed, and an estimated 11 individuals lost their lives.

Soldiers aboard five gunboats carried out an operation in the community, destroying three houses believed to be the location where a militant leader, who was reportedly connected to the attack on military personnel during a rescue mission in Delta State, was hiding.

“The military invasion has affected the people gravely. Lives have been lost, properties have been destroyed. Even after the attack, I am sure that life in that community can never be the same.


“This weekend was scheduled for the burial of one my late uncles. We had paid for food, drinks, music, speedboat and canopies. And now because of this, the burial can no longer hold.

“In fact some of the people we paid money are saying that if the date changes, we would have to pay extra money. Is that not a huge loss on its own? So we would have to start looking for more money, that is if there will ever be peace in the community.

“I am appealing to the Federal and State Government to as a matter of urgency intervene in this matter. We do not have a hand in whatever transpired in Delta State. The international community should come to our aid.” A source told daily trust

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