The Chairman of Emohua Local Government (LG) in Rivers state, Dr Chidi Lloyd, on Monday shamed the Nigerian Army over Saturday’s drama in the Rundele community where vigilantes molested and dispossessed two soldiers of their rifles and uniforms.
This comes after one Mr. Gift Ajuru, a Commander of Onelga Security and Peace Advisory Committee (OSPAC) a local vigilante outfit in the area, had Stripped 2 soldiers of there guns and uniform in the Area during .
“I’m ashamed that a civilian could disarm two Nigerian soldiers, collect their rifles, remove their uniforms and these are people trained to protect the territorial integrity of this country” He Said.
Although Normalcy has returned to the community following the recovery of the guns and uniforms from the soldiers who are on an official duty to safe guard the pipelines against oil theft in the Area.
Speaking with a native of the community on a recent development, he confirmed that soldiers have left the community and residents have started returning home after they have have flee over fear of reprisals from the Nigerian Army
Confirming recovery of the seized rifles, Emohua LG boss, Lloyd opined that the incident justified his observation that soldiers guarding oil assets in the area aid and abet the oil theft they are deployed to fight in the area, alleging that the intimidated soldiers were disarmed over disagreement on sharing of gratifications from oil thieves with the disbanded vigilantes group in the area.4416910224000521" crossorigin="anonymous">
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