In Delta State, two people reportedly lost their lives after Police escorts attached to a VIP allegedly opened fire on their tricycle at Ugbolokposo in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area.
The driver of the tricycle however miraculously survived with gunshot wounds.
Vantage News gathered that the incident occurred at about 7:30pm on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Ugbolokposu Junction.
A witness told Nigerian Tribune, the tricycle rider was trying to overtake the VIP convoy when the armed escort of policemen opened fire on the occupants.
In the process, two persons were shot dead while the Keke rider sustained gunshot injuries.
It was gathered that one of the deceased was a ticket collector at Ugbolokposu Junction identified as Apepe and the other was a meat vendor at Effurun Market simply identified as Charlie.
Following the incident, angry youths and Keke riders in a show of solidarity stormed the Ebrumede Police Station Tuesday night and threatened to set it on fire.
In his reaction, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, stated that an investigation has been opened to unravel the identity of the security officers.
“I can’t confirm the entire report. However, yes, we got the report that a yet-to-be-identified convoy around the community had an argument with the Keke, and one of the security operatives shot at the Keke killing two persons.”
“Investigation is on to unravel the identity of the people who did this dastardly act,”
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