Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,743,260 members, 6,507,705 topics. Date: Sunday, 26 September 2021 at 02:56 AM

3 Killed, Youths Protested As Soldiers Storm Owerri Kidnappers’ Den - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / 3 Killed, Youths Protested As Soldiers Storm Owerri Kidnappers’ Den (687 Views)

Southern Governors Wives Storm Owerri / Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara / Soldiers Storm Magistrate Court, Beat Up Officials And Free Suspects (2) (3) (4)

(1) (Reply)

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”.
http://nationalmirroronline.net/community-mirror/crime-watch/51434.html

(1) (Reply)

Ondo Gubernatorial Elections: PDP Sets Aside N5 Billion For “logistics” / Nigeria Among Worst 10 Governed Nations Of Africa; Mo Ibrahim Governance Report. / Pictures From Dried Area's On The Recent Water Flood In Delta State

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 27
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.