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Sowore Apologizes for Sharing Fake Videos of Military Burning Villages in Okuama

Political activist and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has apologized for sharing a video alleging that the military was burning villages in Okuama community in the Ugheli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Sowore had shared the video following a mission by the military to arrest those responsible for the brutal killing of 16 soldiers and a civilian in Okuama who were there to resolve a conflict between the community and Okoloba community in the Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State.

In a latest post, Sowore said the video was from an earlier incident in Bayelsa State and in no way connected to the military action in Okuama.

He wrote, “I deleted my earlier videos that showed a burning village in the Niger Delta region that was purportedly from reprisal attacks against Okuama community by the Nigerian Army @HQNigeriaArmy upon new evidence that this was from an old different incident in Nembe, Bayelsa state. I apologise for the wrong video. However, I insist that the Nigerian Army @HQNigeriaArmy desist from further reprisal attacks against innocent civilians in Okuama and any other settlement in the Niger Delta region, I call for an impartial investigation to unravel the real culprits involved in killing Nigerian soldiers Okuama. The Nigerian Armed forces must refrain from further reprisal attacks against villages in the area.”

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