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|3 Killed, Youths Protested As Soldiers Storm Owerri Kidnappers’ Den by Nobody: 8:33am On Sep 15, 2012 |
There was tension in Owerri, the Imo State capital, yesterday morning when soldiers stormed a suspected kidnappers’ hideout, killing three people.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident which caused heavy traffic gridlock along the ever-busy Control Road occurred when a team of soldiers from the 32 Field Artillery Brigade stormed the hideout in response to a distress call and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.
The sources further disclosed that residents in the crime-prone area, were awakened by the early morning shooting that threw the entire area into panic as they scampered for safety.
However, youths numbering over 50 barricaded the scene of the incident to protest the killings which they claimed were extrajudicial. The aggrieved youths confirmed that one of the deceased was a contractor in one of the buildings around the area and was killed in error. “
If we don’t show our grievance, these senseless killings won’t end. We can’t continue to watch while innocent people are killed by trigger happy security operatives”.