Gunmen In Military Uniform Unleash Terror In Aladja In Delta State


From Emmanuel Ogoigbe Warri

AT least two persons were shot dead and several others seriously wounded as youths in Army uniform invaded Aladja community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, last Friday eve­ning and wreaked havoc.

The armed youths be­lieved to have come from neighbouring Ogbe-Ijoh community came in a commando-like style at about 6pm and started shooting sporadically in the sleepy Aladja Community.

Dependable sources said the two victims whose names were given as Sun­day Chiakagwu and Sunday Ovien were shot at close range, just as several persons were seriously injured.

It was learnt that the eye of a young man of about 25 years was forcefully pulled out with a sharp object by

the Ogbe-Ijoh rampag­ing youths.

Our correspondent further learnt that sev­eral buildings were set ablaze, while other valuables running into millions of naira went down the drain.

Typical of Guerilla warfare, the Ogbe-Ijoh invaders who were armed with dangerous weapons such as AK 47 rifles, dynamites, shot guns and cutlasses, left no one in doubt of their pre­paredness to deal a final blow on the town, maim several persons with their weapons of war.

As a result, villagers who heard the sound of gunshots abandoned their children and ran into the bush and neigh­bouring towns and villages.

An eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent, described the situation as bloody, while condemning the warring youths for deal­ing mercilessly with their neighbouring community.                 The Sun

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