A man has taken to social media to explain the circumstances that led to the death of sixteen (16) soldiers in Okuama community in Delta State.

The man who didn’t share his name said contrary to reports, the soldiers were not on a peacekeeping mission but came to arrest some community leaders before they met their end.

He blamed the government and leaders for not calling both Okuama and Okoloba communities for a peaceful resolution.

“This is the last video I will make about the fight between Okuama community and Okoloba community.

“The Federal Government gave some people power to do [oil] bunkering and after doing the bunkering, the army follows and guides them to sell the product. They betrayed their brothers and their own blood,” the man said.

“The army was used to carry three people from Okuama community and they killed them. The three people were all slaughtered.

“The 16 soldiers were killed when they came to take away our community leaders and the youths knew that when they take them (the community leaders) away, they will be powerless. That was the reason the 16 soldiers were attacked. They didn’t come for peacekeeping.

“I have lost six of my people in this country. The Federal Government can declare me wanted after making this video,” he added.

Vanguard reports that Nigerians across all sectors have condemned the events playing out in the community and called for calm and proper investigation into the root cause.

Credit : Vanguard Newspaper