There was a clash between soldiers and youth in Delta state over party food.
Two soldiers who are trying to maintain orderliness among the youth during a party when foods are distributed were tried to be disarm by the youth.
This happen during a burial ceremony at Boboroku community, Jesse in Ethiope west local government area of Delta State.
During the sharing of foods some youth allergely tried to disarm the soldiers to prevent them from disrupting the queue which led to a clash between the youth and the soldiers of the 19 Battalion, Koko.
An individual was reportedly shot on the leg during the clash and many sustained several injuries.
Vanguard report that a policeman, Imomoh who lives in the community, tried to bring things to order during the clash but he slumped and died.
A guestbatbthe party, Paul Amodu said, “The soldiers were called in to restore calm after the youths in the community tried to hijack food meant for guests at the reception.
” Vexed by the presence of the soldiers, the youths turned their anger on them, leading to fisticuffs amidst gunshots by the soldiers, during which Imomoh was said to have been hit by a bullet; he slumped and died.”
“The death of the policeman who is a resident of the community, enraged the youths who went wild, attacking guest and destroying vehicles.
” The soldiers had to apply minimum force in trying to defend themselves by shooting into the air to scare the rampaging youths, who were trying to disarm themlrading to.the shooting of one person in the leg.”, Says a security from Sapele command.
Andrew Ania-maka, Delta state Police Public Relations Officer who confirmed the incident tagged it “quite unfortunate”.