The killing of 8 People by Bandits was aided by Military Personnel – Governor Okowa
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has accused men of the Nigerian Military in the state for having a connection with the recent killing of 8 people in a community in the state.
9jatoday recalls that about number of 8 people were reportedly killed by some unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits, in Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror and other locals in Uwheru Kingdom of Ughelli North local government areas of Delta state.
The incident which happened on Thursday, February 13, has been berated by the state governor who alleged that the bandits were accompanied by military personnel.
Speaking about the killing, Governor Okowa in a statement released on his behalf, urged security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book as he begged for the peace of the residents where the horrible attack was been carried out.
The statement read; “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,” Okowa said.
“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.
He added, “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.”
Meanwhile, 9jatoday had reported earlier that some yet to be identified gunmen invaded a community in Edo State and swindled a Catholic priest and some little children on Valentine day.
According to the report which was monitored by 9jatoday on The Nation, a Catholic Priest of Uromi Diocese in Benin City, Father Nicholas Oboh, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.