- A military aircraft was sighted hovering around palace of the traditional ruler of Okporoza, Gbaramatu kingdom of Warri south, Delta state
- Although the aircraft was said not to have done anything harmful, it nonetheless caused panic in the embattled community
- But Sheriff Mulade, a chief in the kingdom, said there is no cause for alarm as Gbaramatu kingdom has not done anything to warrant military invasion
A military aircraft, on Monday, was sited hovering around the palace of the monarch of Okporo, the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri south local government area of Delta state.
According to GbaramatuVoice, an online media, there is tension in the community due to heavy presence of military men in the area.
It said the military aircraft hovered around the palace of His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaran 11 and the guest house of the community, causing serious panic among residents.
The GbaramatuVoice further said: “The military personnel who arrived the community this morning are presently patrolling guest house and the palace of His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaran II. The reason for their presence was yet unknown at the time of filing this report.”
When contacted, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, chairman of Kokodiagbene community in Gbaramatu kingdom, confirmed the presence of the aircraft.
He said the military aircraft hovered around the palace of the traditional ruler around 12.30pm on Monday.
He, however, told NAIJ.com that the aircraft hovered around and left, even as the community remained elusive over its presence.
Mulade added: “But we are not worried, we are not scared. We are not worried because Gbaramatu kingdom is innocent. We did not commit any crime. There is no cause for alarm. Everywhere is calm, there is no panic.”
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