Nigerian soldiers has reportedly swooped on Kurutie, another community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, in six gunboats at about 4.30 am, this Monday morning.
According to a report on Vanguard, Nigerian military troops this morning at about 4.30am, invaded on Kurutie (aka Little London), another community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, in six gunboats hunting for members of the Niger Delta Avengers.
It was gathered that the residents were asleep when they came, but many scampered into the bush when heard the sound of the gunboats. The soldiers, who quickly cordoned the community, embarked on a house to house search.
An informant disclosed to Vanguard on phone at abot 5.30am nd said, “I am looking at the soldiers from a hideout in the bush, they are going from house to house. We know their tactics, so we ran away when they landed this morning at the jetty in the town, belonging to Tompolo’s father.”
Popular militant warlord, Tompolo’s father was not in Kurutie when soldiers stormed the town this morning, but an over 70-year-old man, simply identified as Do Good Ikekama, is among the citizens allegedly molested and forced to take the soldiers around some homes.
Chief Godspower Gbenekama, an Ijaw leader, who spoke to Vanguard at about 6.00 am, confirmed the siege to Kurutie, adding that despite the appeal by the Gbaramatu monarch, HRM Oboro Gbaraun II, to the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (retd) that the soldiers should be professional in their duties, they were still harassing people.
However, the soldiers, according to reports, left the community at about 6.30am.