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Military invades Okerenkoko community

The military deploys about 10 gun boats and other military hardware into Okerenkoko community. The invasion by the military, which is resisted by villagers, claims about 20 lives and three soldiers. The conflict emerges out of a disagreement between the military and some youths in the territory: the youth claim the military was involved in illegal oil dealing; the military claim they are trying to arrest locals involved in oil theft.