Following the tragic event that happened in Asaba, the State capital of Delta State, the Niger Delta Congress (NDC) has released a press statement condemning the killing of the innocent child who died due to the careless shooting of officers of the NDLEA.
It will be recalled that on July 13, 2023, a video of a man who was chasing after the officers of the NDLEA went viral. In the video, it could be heard from the footage the man was crying while driving, saying his two children were hit by stray bullets from the reckless shots by the officers of the NDLEA.
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The organization stated in a statement that Mudiaga Ogboru, their national spokesperson, released and that ParallelFacts obtained exclusively,
“The Niger Delta Congress (NDC) is saddened by the tragic events of Thursday 13th July in Asaba, Delta State, where stray bullets from operatives of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) hit the duo of Ivan and Eromonsele Omohnria, resulting in the death of Ivan, a two-year-old pupil, while Eromosele ended up losing an eye.
We condemn this learned recklessness and unprofessionalism that continues to pervade gun-bearing agencies in Nigeria, most especially in Southern Nigeria, leading to the avoidable loss of lives of innocent citizens.
We call on the Attorney General of Delta State and the Delta State Government to ensure a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to this unfortunate event is seen to a conclusive end, and the family of Ivan and Eromonsele are not in doubt of their right to Justice for this tragic loss. It is essential to hold the responsible parties accountable and bring them to justice as a means towards forestalling future reoccurrences.
The Niger Delta Congress(NDC) extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Ivan and Eromonsele, most especially their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Omhonria. The NDC will be following this case keenly to ensure justice is done and seen to be done.”
The highhandedness shown in recent times by security operatives needs to be nipped in the bud before it gets out of hand and leads to civil unrest.