Delta community razed by angry soldiers after killing of 16 military personnel

The Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, where four senior officers and 12 soldiers were killed, have been razed.

Channels Television reports that there are strong allegations that some angry soldiers may have perpetrated the act after their colleagues were killed.

Meanwhile, the search for the killers is still ongoing, and some arrests have also been made by the soldiers led by the General Officer Commanding the 6 division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamal Abdussalam.

Residents of the coastal community are said to have fled to neighbouring Ughelli for fear of reprisal by the soldiers who have been patrolling the creeks.

Fourteen lifeless bodies of killed soldiers were in the early hours of Saturday by soldiers of the joint task force under the supervision of the General Officer Commanding 6 division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamal Abdussalam, at Okuama community, in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Some of the recovered corpses were said to have been beheaded, while the stomachs and hearts of others were ripped off.

At the NDDC jetty in the coastal Delta community, the bodies of the commanding officer and the two killed majors were seen floating by the river bank as others were separated on land.

The slain military personnel responded to a distress call after the communal crisis between the Okuama and Okoloba communities, both in Delta State, before they were killed on Thursday, March 14.

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