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OKUAMA! Ukoko r’ Ivie Urhobo visit IDP, declare resettlement is a stop-gap arrangement, ask FG to support DTSG

… praise Gov Oborevbwori for his massive assistance

…donate relief materials

…prayed for the souls of the slain soldiers

The Urhobo Traditional Rulers Council on Thursday paid a solidarity visit to their displaced brothers and sisters that were relocated from their ancestral homes after the military invaded their communities.

TheNewsGuru.com, TNG, recalls that in April , 2024 17 soldiers were ambushed and killed in the Okuama community of Ughelli South local government area of Delta State which led to a national outcry.

During the visit after a meeting held by the council of Urhobo Traditional rulers, HRM Emmanuel Sideso, ABE 1 delivered a soul touching speech declaring that: “The IDP CAMP is a stop-gap arrangement and it
should remain so.

“We, once again restate our call to the
Federal Government of Nigeria to assist the Delta State Government in rebuilding of the Okuama community.

“The Okuama people have faced immense challenges and have
shown incredible resilience in the face of adversity.

“Their strength and courage inspire us to come together and offer
whatever assistance we can provide.
As we enter the IDP CAMP occupied by the Okuama people, we
bring some relief materials such as food and water, but also a message of hope, solidarity, and compassion. We understand the importance of standing together in times of crisis,
regardless of our differences or background.

READ FULL SPEECH BELOW:

“Today, we stand before you with heavy hearts as we witness the plight of our brothers and sisters
from the Okuama community who have found themselves in the midst of unimaginable hardship and sufferings due to the unfortunate
circumstances that have befallen them.

” As representatives of the Urhobo Nation, it is our solemn duty to
extend a helping hand and show our unwavering support to
those in need at this particular time.

“We have gathered here today not as Rulers or Leaders, but as
compassionate human beings who are united in our desire to
alleviate the sufferings of our fellow Urhobo kindreds.

The Okuama people have faced immense challenges and have
shown incredible resilience in the face of adversity.

“Their strength and courage inspire us to come together and offer whatever assistance we can provide.
As we enter the IDP CAMP occupied by the Okuama people, we
bring some relief materials such as food and water, but also a
message of hope, solidarity, and compassion.

“We understand
the importance of standing together in times of crisis, regardless of our differences or background.

“Let us remember that we are all part of the same human family,
bound by the ties of empathy and compassion.

” Let us extend a helping hand to those in need, not out of charity, but out of
adeep sense of shared humanity and responsibility.

“We need not refresh our memories of the unfortunate incident
that chased Okuama people from their ANCESTRAL HOME into
the bush and lately into the Internally Displace Persons (IDP)
CAMP in Ewu-Urhobo in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State.

” We use this opportunity to appreciate His Excellency, Rt. Hon.
(Elder) Sheriff F. 0. Oborevwori, the Governor of Delta State
and his government for the establishment of this IDP CAMP to
bring succor to the sufferings of the people of Okuama.

“We shall leave this IDP CAMP and proceed straight to Okuama
village for on-the-spot assessment of the situation there.

“Seeing is believing” is a popular adage of our people. We urge
the Delta State Government to do more, particularly in the
AREA OF RE-SETTLING the Okuama people in their ANCESTRAL
HOME.

” It is obvious that the people will be more relaxed and forget the trauma of the past early, when they are on their
HOMELAND.

“The IDP CAMP is a stop-gap arrangement and it
should remain so. We, once again restate our call to the
Federal Government of Nigeria to assist the Delta State
Government in rebuilding of the Okuama community.

“Meanwhile, we will not forget in a hurry the gallant 17 Nigerian
Army Officers/men who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident of Okuama Okoloba imbrogolio. While we continue
to commiserate with their families and loved ones they left
behind, we pray continuously for the repose of their souls, in
Jesus name. Amen! May SOULS of all the departed Rest in
Peace, AMEN.

“Our visit today serve as a symbol of unity, love, and support for
our brothers and sisters in the Okuama community. Let us
continue to work together to build a brighter future for all
Nigerians, where no one is left behind or forgotten.

“Thank you, and may God bless us all as we strive to make a
positive differences in the lives of others.
I wish you all journey mercies to your destination and may God
showers his divine grace and blessings on us in Jesus Almighty
Name, AMEN.

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