Tension in Ogulagha as military men kill young man around Forcados terminal
…Police calls for calm while investigations begin
Palpable tension has engulfed the Ogulagha community in Delta State, following the killing of a young man, Endurance Oweiye Kalaepele, 27, who was allegedly shot twice by the military men attached to the Forcados Terminal in the area.
GbaramatuVoice gathered that the incident happened on Monday, 27th June, 2022 at about 7-8pmpm.
According to youth president, ThankGod Iyaragba: “Around 7-8pm 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 said.
The representative of the Delta State Commissioner of Police who is the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Burutu Division, SP Ujeh Augustine, who arrived at Ogulagha community, pleaded with the youths to be calm and expressed their sympathy to the community and to the family of the deceased. He also promised to investigate the matter.