Former DSS Director Calls for Investigation into Deployment of Military Personnel in Delta State

Mike Ejiofor, former Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), has called for a thorough investigation into the deployment of military personnel, including the Commanding Officer of the 181 Amphibious Battalion, on a peacekeeping mission to Delta State. His call comes in the wake of the gruesome murder of 16 military personnel in the Okuama community in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

During an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, Ejiofor emphasized the need for an objective inquiry to uncover the circumstances surrounding the deployment. He raised concerns about the deployment of a lieutenant colonel, two majors, one captain, and 13 other military personnel to settle a land dispute, questioning the rationale behind such a decision.

Ejiofor stressed the importance of a high-powered, independent investigation involving representatives from both the federal and state governments. He highlighted the complexity of the situation, indicating that certain Very Important Personalities (VIPs) might be implicated in the investigation.

He expressed skepticism about the Nigerian Army conducting the probe, citing their involvement as an interested party in the matter. Ejiofor urged both the Federal Government and the Delta State Government to set up an independent investigation to unravel the circumstances behind the deployment of the military personnel.

Ejiofor’s call for a thorough investigation underscores the need for transparency and accountability in handling sensitive issues such as the deployment of military personnel.

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