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Delta State Gov Visits Parents Of Two-year-old Killed By NDLEA Operatives [Video]

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Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori on Monday paid a condolence visit to the parents of slain two year old, accidentally shot by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Naija News reports that the governor visited the deceased parents at the Federal medical center, Asaba, Delta State.

The deceased child, Ivan Omhonria, and his younger sibling, Eromonsele, were hit by stray bullets shortly after returning from school to their mother’s shop.

Sources stated that Ivan was struck in the abdomen and his sibling suffered an eye injury.

The children were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Asaba, but Ivan did not survive.

Speaking on the unfortunate incident in a statement by its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi on Saturday 15th July, the NDLEA said its Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has set up a panel of top officials from the national headquarters in Abuja to immediately proceed to Asaba for an on-the-spot investigation of the unfortunate incident with a view to establishing the actual facts of the case.

This, he said, follows the initial incident report, which reveals the following: “A team of NDLEA operatives carried out an intelligence-based raid of the joint of a notorious drug dealer located at Okpanam area of Asaba at about 1600 hours on Thursday 13th July and in the process of the operation, a Toyota Camry 2008 model, light blue colour at the scene suddenly zoomed off and knocked down one of our officers who are currently in critical condition, undergoing treatment in a hospital.

“In a bid to demobilize the car and prevent it from escaping, another officer fired a shot aimed at the tyre of the car, which eventually escaped. While the injured Officer was rushed for treatment, the officers got reports of a stray bullet hitting a young person and immediately located the father of the victim, followed him to the hospital and supported in facilitating his treatment but unfortunately died in the process.

“We’re in touch with the family to provide necessary assistance while we conclude our investigation of the incident. We will like to assure the family and members of the public that we’ll get to the root of the case and take necessary action(s)”.

 



George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.