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Okuama Community In Delta Has Stockpiled Weapons, Made Illegal Money From Crude Oil Theft, Says Chief Of Defence Staff

The CDS explained that the Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori and residents of the community where the military personnel were attacked and killed by irate youths, have no access to the community because of the ongoing “cordon and search” operation in the area....CONTINUE READING

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, has said that Okuama Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State where 17 military personnel were killed last month have a lot of weapons and illegal funds from crude oil theft.

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Musa said this while fielding questions on the Arise TV Morning Show programme on Wednesday, where he explained why the military personnel are currently conducting a cordon-and-search in the community.

The CDS explained that the Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori and residents of the community where the military personnel were attacked and killed by irate youths, have no access to the community because of the ongoing “cordon and search” operation in the area.

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He said, “We are currently conducting a cordon-and-search in the community. Cordon-and-search operation means we are searching every nook and cranny within the community because they have a lot of illegal funds from crude oil theft. They have bought a lot of weapons.

“It is for us to thoroughly clean the community to ensure that no weapon, no explosive is left in the community. I can tell you at the end of the operation, residents of the community will always go back,” he said.

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