Apprehension, on Thursday, enveloped Warri, Delta State, following the alleged killing of a 28 years old boy by suspected Soldiers who were bent on enforcing the ‘sit at home’ order issued by the government as a part of the trouble towards containing the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic within the State.
The boy who was reportedly shot at about 10 am at the Ogunu flyover bridge in Warri for allegedly refusing to prevent for a check, was said to be driving towards the Warri NPA from Ubeji when he was accosted by soldiers enforcing the lockdown order.
According to sources, the soldiers chased the victim to the Ogunu flyover area where he jumped from the unnumbered Toyota Camry after using his vehicle to dam the road to stop military men from arresting him. The dependable sources said the deceased saw a bush within the area where he was allegedly shot by one amongst the soldiers who were chasing him.
The soldier who allegedly killed the boy has reported himself to police where he’s being detained at the Warri Area Command of the Delta State Police Command. Meanwhile, the Delta government has involved an investigation into the circumstances which led to the killing.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu in an exceeding statement in Asaba said the govt. was worried about the report of an alleged killing of a 28-year old man in Warri by security agencies on regular patrol duty.
Saying the government has sent a delegation to the deceased family to sympathize with them over the loss of their son, Aniagwu said the military authorities are contracted to hold out an investigation into what led to the killing of the young boy.