Gunmen storm Delta community, destroy vehicles, block roads

Hoodlums on Wednesday morning attacked Ugbolu community, near Asaba and its environs in Delta State as they burnt two Dangote trucks, one keke and damaged one Audi Volkswagen car.

The gunmen were said to have blocked the Ugbolu/Illah Road at Mile 5, shooting indiscriminately with one person feared killed during the shooting.

According to Vanguard, a source in the area said that road users and residents of the area fled into the bush for fear of being hit by stray bullets.

The source who pleaded anonymity, said he met the scene on his way to work at about 7:30am. He, however, said soldiers, police and other security agents have been deployed to the area to restore peace and order.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, said he was yet to get details but said no life was lost.

Edafe said Officers and men have been deployed to the troubled area to restore peace and order, adding that the police was on top of the situation.


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