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BREAKING: Easter In Okuama Community Celebrated In Horror As Residents Cry Out, Say Army Arrived With Caterpillars

Horror stories are still developing in Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State following the death and burial of 17 soldiers who lost their lives on March 14th, in the community....CONTINUE READING

As of yesterday, one of the leaders of the community (name withheld) cried out in an interview with Vanguard and NewsDaily, narrating the ordeals of residents who celebrated Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, in starvation.

He said: “Our people are completely in disarray, they are in the bush dying of hunger, starvation, and various sicknesses.

“This is the first time we are not celebrating Easter in Okuama. Our people may be celebrating in the bush. The army demolished our community with caterpillars,” he told NewsDaily.

The community leader also cleared the air on the Bayelsa–based militant leader, Amagbein, whose Defence Headquarters, DHQ, Abuja, published his photo on its wanted list, saying he was not from Okuama, and not in any way connected to the community.
What The Okuama Community Leader Said

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In his words: “That very day when the Army came, people had gone to the farm, including the community Chairman. They called him from the farm, notifying him that visitors wanted to meet the leadership. They welcomed them at the town hall; the community inquired what their mission was.

“They told our people they came in respect of a kidnapping complaint by an Ijaw leader and Okoloba people, and that they want to search the community. So they allowed it because we knew there was nothing like that.

“After searching, they came back to the town hall; they found nothing, but insisted that they want to go with the community Chairman, Secretary, and other leaders. The people refused, saying you said you came for peace talks and searched. Now, you want to go with our people.

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“The people were wary of their agenda, and this brought argument, and the army opened fire and started shooting, people started running, and our people were not prepared for it, talk of fighting soldiers. In that process, they killed several people, we have some photographs, as the issue was raging and the army, after shooting, headed towards the waterside.

“Other speedboats, about three were seen coming towards the community, one of our youth captured one of the boats, and they came for full attack, and opened fire on both the soldiers and some Okuama people around the jetty. That is what led to the killing of the soldiers and our people.

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“Our people they shot also fell into the water, up till now, we have not been able to record exactly how many are dead.

“The following day, the military reinforced again to Okuama; that Okuama killed Nigeria Army personnel, and that is what led them to burning of the community.

“We now see that this whole thing is a gang up against Okuama, it is a coup against us just to destroy the community, as I am talking to you, our people are completely in disarray, they are in the bush dying of hunger, starvation, and various sicknesses,

“Over 15 people have died, they do not have any place to go, and the army had taken over the community. They burnt and demolished the community with caterpillars.”