Army Arrests 20 Suspects Over Soldiers’ Killing.

Army Arrests 20 Suspects Over Soldiers’ Killing.

Nigerian Army says he has arrested about twenty suspects in the Okuama community in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State where military personnel were killed, and denied any form of reprisal on the community.

This is coming after the Defence headquarters had released the names of the Army personnel who were killed on Thursday, during a peace mission to Okuama, stressing that, no amount of propaganda would stop culprits from being nabbed, while the Defence Headquarters had vowed that, there would be injurious consequences.

Many residents of Okuama in the Ughelli South Local Government Area and Okolaba in the Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, fled the communities as soldiers took over the area and reportedly set some houses ablaze in reaction to the killing of 16 soldiers, including senior officers, while, the bodies of the soldiers were recovered by soldiers of the Joint Task Force under the supervision of the General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Jamal Abdussalam, at the Okuama community.

A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Army said, rather than help to provide assistance to arrest the perpetrators of the crime, the community was dishing out propaganda that, the killing of troops was a “communally orchestrated attack against legitimate forces.”

The Army spokesperson noted that, the Chief of Army of Staff, Lt Gen Toareed Lagbaja, has directed that all culprits must be brought to book.

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