Residents of Okuama Community are really feeling the full wrath of the Nigerian Army.

The killing of its soldiers is one thing the military is not going to take, in fact, they had vowed to bring those involved to book.


Things got more interesting when the Defence Headquarters declared eight people wanted.

#OkuamaMassacre: Identity Of Persons Declared Wanted Over Killing Of Soldiers
Identity Of Persons Declared Wanted Over Killing Of Soldiers

One of the persons who’s image featured boldly on the list was the King of Ewu kingdom, Clement Ikolo.

Ikolo was declared wanted by the Army over the killing of 17 soldiers in Delta State.

Now, there is no hiding place and he has surrendered himself to the police.


He Turned Himself In

It was gathered that Ogenerukeywe has been detained by the Delta State Police command in connection with the killings.

The state Police Commissioner Abaniwonda Olufemi said Oghenerukevwe, who is the Urhukpe I of Emu Kindom, “turned himself in”.

It was shortly after the  Defence Headquarters declared him and seven other wanted.

Among those declared wanted include a professor, Prof. Ekpekpo Arthur; a woman, Mrs Igoli Ebi; Reuben Baru; Akata Malawa David and four other persons.


Speaking at a press conference, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, said no bounty was placed on the wanted persons.

Okuama Massacre

He called on the stakeholders and traditional rulers across the country particularly in the Niger Delta to help the military in fishing out those who had been declared wanted.


This story dates back to Thursday, March 14.

That day, troops of 181 Amphibious Batallion, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State were surrounded and killed.

It happened while they were on peace mission to Okuama Community.

The murdered officers were buried at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja on Wednesday.

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The burial was attended by President Bola Tinubu and other top government functionaries.


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