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BREAKING: Oborevwori Asks Okuama People To Return To Community, As Army Pull Out



BREAKING: Oborevwori Asks Okuama People To Return To Community, As Army Pull Out

By Daniel Dafe

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State, has asked the people of Okuama in Ughelli South Local Government to return back to their community, saying that after “many deliberations and collaborations between the State Government and the Military Leadership, the Nigerian Army has agreed to withdraw its Officers and men from Okuama.”

Oborevwori who made the announcement in a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday, added: “I spoke with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja on Monday, 6th of May, and as at today, 8 of May, 2024, the Military have withdrawn from Okuama.”

According to him, “with this development, the people of Okuama can now safely return to their homes and begin the process of reintegration and rebuilding their homes.”

“I want to express my deep and profound gratitude to Mr. President, the COAS, and the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army for their understanding and cooperation. In my engagements with them, they demonstrated the highest level of concern and care for the plight of the displaced persons. To God be the glory that we have achieved an amicable resolution,” he said.

He also appreciated the members of the National Assembly, distinguished Nigerians, traditional rulers, and other leaders of thought who stood with Delta in her travails.

“Your words of encouragement and prayers are greatly appreciated,” he added.

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He assured all Deltans and residents in the state that his administration is irrevocably committed to enhanced peace and security in the state as contained in his MORE agenda, just as he said: “It is also pertinent to point out that matters of security are better handled with tact, wisdom, and patience; it is not meant to be a subject of daily media discuss as some would have wanted.”

“As the people of Okuama start the process of returning to their homes, I pledge the commitment of the Delta State Government to make that process smooth and seamless. After a personal assessment of the community on 20th of April, 2024, we have since commenced setting up an Internally Displaced Persons camp at Ewu to serve as transition to aid their rehabilitation. We shall render all the necessary assistance they need to enable them settle down quickly and joyfully in Okuama.

“It is my prayer and belief that NEVER AGAIN would Delta experience the kind of tragedy that happened in Okuama. Security, as we all know, is a shared responsibility. So, we will continue to count on the support and cooperation of every citizen to ensure that our state remains safe and peaceful.

“Once again, I commiserate with the families of victims of the Okuama incident.

“God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“God bless Delta State.

“God bless us all,” he concluded.


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