Niger-Delta Women Professionals Call for Surrender Following Okuama Massacre

Niger-Delta Women Professionals Call for Surrender Following Okuama Massacre

The Niger-Delta Women Professionals issued a strong plea to those responsible for the recent attack on soldiers from the 181 Amphibious Division in Okuama community, Delta State, urging them to surrender to military authorities promptly. In a joint statement released by the group’s President, Mrs. Augusta Wariboko, and General Secretary, Dr. Agnes Tari, the women emphasized the urgency of restoring peace to the distressed communities.

Expressing solidarity with the Armed Forces of Nigeria, the group condemned the brutal killings, emphasizing the sacrifices made by soldiers for the nation and deeming such violence intolerable. They highlighted the pivotal role of the military in fostering peace in the region, particularly through non-violent approaches, and stressed the imperative of condemning the heinous act in its entirety.

Furthermore, the women’s group voiced support for ongoing endeavors to apprehend the perpetrators, including the leader of the militant faction responsible for the atrocity. They endorsed the investigation initiated by Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Chris Musa, underscoring the importance of swift cooperation from all parties involved.

Asserting their staunch opposition to the reprehensible actions of the militant group, the Niger-Delta women affirmed that the incident did not reflect the values of the region’s populace. They reiterated their solidarity with Gen. Musa and the military’s efforts, particularly in combatting oil theft, while urging residents of Okuama and surrounding areas to provide crucial information to security agencies.

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