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All Nigeria Latest News reports that General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, has provided insight into the reason residents of Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State are still unable to access their homes.

Individuals suspected to be residents of the Okuama community
on March 14, ambushed and killed the Commanding Officer of the 181 Army Amphibious Battalion, along with two majors, one captain, and 13 soldiers.

General Musa while speaking on Arise Television’s Morning Show programme on Wednesday, explained that Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State and residents of Okuama where the attack took place have no access to the community because the security agencies were carrying out a “cordon and search” operation in the area.

The Chief of Defence Staff further added that the Nigerian Army was not taking laws into its own hands by declaring wanted, some persons wanted over the killing of the officers.

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.”

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