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BREAKING NEWS: Wanted Suspect Who Led Killing Of 17 Soldiers Speaks Again As Army Heightens Search For Him

Reuben Baru, the young man from Okuama community in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State, identified with the Tiktok handle @user3000995658479, who confessed to the killing of soldiers in Delta State is still at large, and has refused to remain silent despite being declared wanted by the Nigerian Army.

In a recent video-post after he was declared wanted on Thursday, March 28, the suspect who switched his social media accounts to private, said he is not remorseful for his crime.

He further admitted to the killing of the soldiers in the faceless video, saying that he knows it is wrong, but he and others had to protect their land.

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Recall that in two separate videos, the suspect had revealed that there is a land dispute between his community (Okuama) and a neighbouring community, and that Niger Delta warlord, Tompolo, caused the killing of the soldiers.

He alleged that Tompolo invited the soldiers to attack his community in favour of the other community entangled in the land dispute.

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In one of the videos, the man further claimed that the late soldiers had killed three people from Okuama community on Tompolo’s order, and that the soldiers were loyal to Tompolo because of his oil bunkering activities.

He also alleged that the soldiers were not on a peacekeeping mission in Okuama, adding that they were fighting in favour of Niger Delta warlord, Tompolo.

He went ahead daring anyone to arrest him, adding that he will reveal his face and nothing will happen.

Reuben, Seven Others Declared Wanted

A total of eight suspects including Reuben were declared wanted by the Nigerian Army following the funeral of the 17 military personnel comprising of four officers, 13 soldiers, gruesomely murdered in Okuama community in Delta State during a peace mission on March 14, 2024.

The names and photographs of the suspects were made public by the Nigerian Army on Thursday morning.

One of the suspects, who is number 2 on the list, is a renowned professor in Delta State. His name is Prof. Ekpekpo Arthur.

They were declared wanted in connection to the death of the 17 soldiers.

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