ENUGU – Nigeria’s Peace and Development Advocates (NPDA) has described the murdered of 17 soldiers Okuama community of Delta State by sponsored militants youths as act of treason

In a joint press conference by the National Cordinator of NPDA
Hon Chukwunonye Okereke, and the Secretary Barr Forster Ugwuoke lamented that the gruesome murder of men and officers of the Nigerian Army at Okuama community in Delta State Nigeria by Okuama Youths and sponsored militants is denigrating and condemned as the most unacceptable act of treason.

They said ” we have watched with dismay how opinion moulders and public affair analysts sponsored by these actors have carried out mindless dance on the graves of the slain soldiers. These characters who sometimes masquerade as national figures have so mindlessly done on flimsy and unfounded arguments brought forward on national television.

“It is our understanding that the immunity provided by the constitution in section 308 is not an immunity against the state and does not absolve anyone who declares war against the state of Nigeria. Therefore the immunity of a person in office does not operate against the sovereign integrity of the federal Republic of Nigeria.

“If anyone found culpable is currently enjoying immunity, that such person be stripped Lof his immunity with immediate effect and all his security details withdrawn as the person cannot declare war against the Federal Republic of Nigeria and still enjoys protection of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“We suggest that state of emergency be declared on any territory that has with implicit support of L -local authorities wittingly or unwittingly taken up arms against the Nigerian state.

“Finally we want to convey our deepest gratitude to the Commander in Chief of the Armed forces of the federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his sincere support to the families of our fallen heroes by rewarding the sacrifices of those patriots with houses, scholarships and other benefits granted to their families and loved ones. We equally commend his statesmanship for being personally in attendance to honour these great martyrs of the Nigerian state at their funeral” they said.