'Decomposing hearts recovered,' Military speaks on search for killers of soldiers in Delta

Gen Musa

Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Christopher Musa

By Sumaila Ogbaje

Nigeria’s military authorities on Friday gave an update on efforts to track down killers of soldiers and officers in the Ukuama community of Delta recently.

The killers of the soldiers and the officers had also taken their guns and other weapons away.

However, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj -Gen. Edward Buba, in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, said troops are conducting clearance operations, as well as cordon and search were conducted to among other things, recover the weapons of the deceased soldiers.

But he said the decomposing hearts of some of the slain soldiers were recovered during the search, no significant arrest has been made yet.

Buba listed some of the communities in which troops had carried out operations to include: Akugbene, Ukuama, and Okoloba in Ugheli and Ugheli South of Delta.

Others, according to him, Amusamo, Akwagbe, Arhavwarien, Pirigbene, and Igbomatoro communities all in Delta.

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He also noted a viral video of a man from the community justifying the killing of the soldiers.

“Significantly, there is a viral video of a person admitting to have perpetrated the killings.

“The video among other things helps to narrow investigations to persons of interest and their cohorts.

“Accordingly, the state governments and host communities of these personalities are required to assist the investigation in flushing them out.

“There can be no hiding place for perpetrators of such dastardly acts against our nation.

“This is a clarion call to duty by members of those communities and the state government,” he said. (NAN)

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