Monday, August 3, 2020

Protesting Youth Reportedly Shot Dead By Delta Police

Residents of Ozoro  community in Delta State  has being gripped with Tension as a protesting youth was allegedly shot dead.

The deceased was alleged to have been shot on Monday morning August 3, by a yet-to-be identified policeman attached to Ozoro Police Division in Isoko North Local Government Area.

The incident happened at about 9am when one of the policemen drafted to maintain peace during the peaceful protest opened trigger on the deceased.

It was alleged that hundreds of youths were protesting around the popular Alla Square in Ozoro when the incident happened.

Sources in the community said that the late youth was among the youths who were protesting alleged police intimidation and harassment in the community.

The deceased was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital where he was rushed. The deceased was said to have been shot on the head.

The alleged killing has resulted in riot in Ozoro, the host community to one of the three Delta State Polytechnics.

It gathered that there was rampage in the community as the youths attempted to burn the Ozoro police station.
Demanding that the irate police officer responsible for the killing of the youth is released to them.

The protesters were also alleged to have set motorcycles on fire after the alleged killings.

During the protest, they had accused security personnel especially the police of alleged brutality and illegal arrest as well as using POS to extorting money from suspects.

More security operatives have been drafted to the community to quell the rising tension.

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