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Coronavirus Lockdown: Soldiers Shoot Man Dead In Warri

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Soldiers have allegedly shot a man dead in Warri, .

Man killed in Delta state by soldiers for  violating lockdown order
Man killed in Delta state by soldiers for violating lockdown order

The man, identified as Joseph Pessu – a father of two, was shot along the Ugbuwangue axis of the NPA Expressway, Warri, Delta state.

It was gathered that the deceased was flagged down by a team of the security operatives, who gave a hot chase when he refused to stop for proper identification.

Vexed by his action, one of the officers was said to have aimed and shot him dead.

The victim, pictured wearing a white shirt and red trousers, drenched in blood, was reportedly taken to the Police Area Command, Warri as sympathizers flocked the scene.

Sources around the scene of the incident said that he was chased to the scene of the tragic incident, with gunshots to the bike’s tyres.

“An army officer just shot one man in Ugbuwangue. He was riding a power bike and they tried to stop him, but he refused. One of the soldiers shot him. He died instantly,” The Nation reports.

Recall that the Delta State Government had declared a lockdown across the state for 14 days, which started on Wednesday.

However, only those on essential duties are exempted from the directive, as stated by Governor , who warned that security operatives will be deployed across the state to enforce the directive.

Meanwhile, youths of the area were said to have taken to the streets and the expressway in protest of the death.

But the chairman of Warri South council area, Dr Michael Tidi, alongside a political leader in the locality, Chief Vincent Okudolor, who visited the area, called for calm.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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