Anger flared in Ogulagha community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state as soldiers attached to the Forcados terminal allegedly killed a 27-year-old youth identified as Endurance Oweiye Kalaepele on Morning morning.
(Photo of the deceased Endurance)
The incident reportedly occurred on Monday 27th June, 2022, around 11pm when the deceased was repeatedly shot two times by the soldiers.
A statement by the community youth president Comrade ThankGod Iyaragba said the deceased was among the six others who went to pick snail in the bush and was shot by the soldiers while they were returning home in the night.
The statement read in part, “Around 10 pm yesterday, Monday, June 27, 2022, six of the community boys went to the bush behind Forcadoes Terminal, the Pipeline bush, for snail picking, but were intercepted on their way back by the military men. One of the boys, Endurance, tried to run out of fear but shot twice at close range.”
“This prompted the infuriated youths of the community to go on a rampage destroying company vehicles and property. They have also taken over the major roads in the community to express their anger,” he narrated.
However, the military and the officials of SPDC were yet to react to the incident at press time.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Command, spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, promised to get back once he got confirmation on the incident.