NewsOkuama: DHQ Declares Eight Suspects Wanted Over Murder Of Military Personnel

Okuama: DHQ Declares Eight Suspects Wanted Over Murder Of Military Personnel


March 28, (THEWILL) – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has declared eight persons wanted, over their roles in the recent killing of 17 military personnel in Delta State.

Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, released the list on Thursday, at a briefing in Abuja.

Buba called on Nigerians, especially residents of Delta and adjoining states, to assist the military with credible information that would lead to the arrest of the eight suspects.


Those declared wanted include Prof. Ekpekpo Arthur, Andaowei Dennis Bakriri, Akevwru Daniel Omotegbo (Aka Amagben), Akata Malawa David, Sinclear Oliki, Clement Ikolo Oghenerukeywe, Reuben Baru and Igoli Ebi.

THEWILL had reported that the 17 military personnel including four officers and 13 soldiers, were killed in Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Military authorities earlier said they were killed while on a mission to maintain peace between two warring communities of Okuama and Okoloba.

The personnel comprised one Lieutenant Colonel, two Majors, one Captain and 13 soldiers.

The officers are Commanding Officer 181 Amphibious Battalion, Lt. Col. A.H Ali; Maj S.D Shafa (N/13976); Maj D.E Obi (N/14395) and Capt U Zakari (N/16348).

The soldiers are SSgt Yahaya Saidu (#3NA/36/2974); Cpl Yahaya Danbaba (1ONA/65/7274); Cpl Kabiru Bashir (11NA/66/9853); LCpl Bulus Haruna (16NA/TS/5844); LCpl Sola Opeyemi (17NA/760719); and LCpl Bello Anas (17NA/76/290).

They also include LCpl Hamman Peter (NA/T82653); LCpl Ibrahim Abdullahi (18NA/77/1191); Pte Alhaji Isah (17NA/76/6079); Pte Clement Francis (19NA/78/0911); Pte Abubakar Ali (19NA/78/2162); Pte Ibrahim Adamu (19NA/78/6079) and Pte Adamu Ibrahim (21NA/80/4795)

General Buba declare militaries commitment to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous act in Delta State.

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