Stray bullet from security operative kills roadside seller in Delta state

Stray bullet from security operative kills roadside seller in Delta state

- A woman has become the victim of collateral damage following the actions of security operatives

- Operation Delta Hawk has explained the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident

- The identity of the woman killed has not been disclosed

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A tragedy occurred in Asaba, Delta State capital on Tuesday, December 22, when a stray bullet fired by security operatives killed a woman by the roadside.

Channels TV reported that the officer who fired the gun was attached to the newly inaugurated security Operation Delta Hawk in the state.

Tears as stray bullet from Operation Delta Hawk Officer kills woman in Asaba
The new security outfit, Operation Delta Hawk being inaugurateded by the Delta state government. Photo: @IAOkowa
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Eyewitnesses narrated that the operatives had shot at two young men in a vehicle who refused to stop for checks. The bullet was said to have hit the woman selling at a corner of the road, killing her on the spot.

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The incident was reportedly confirmed by David Tonwe, the coordinator of Operation Delta Hawk.

He told Channels TV that the team was chasing a car without a plate number after the driver refused to stop.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa launched Operation Delta Hawk as part of the measures to enhance the security of lives and property in Delta state.

Meanwhile, following the spate of killings and kidnappings across the country, the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has declared that the issue is getting out of hand.

The Sun reports that the governors said they are all tired and frustrated about the incessant killings in the country. gathered that Governor Kayode Fayemi spoke in Katsina when he led a delegation on a solidarity visit to Governor Aminu Bello Masari over the recent rescue of 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.

In another report, days after the release of the students abducted in Katsina, the Nigerian presidency has issued a clarification regarding those responsible for the students' rescue.

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A presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu said although no ransom was paid, there were negotiations between the major actors before the students were released.

He disclosed that while the negotiations were ongoing, the troops of the Nigerian Army and other security forces encircled the Zamfara forest where the boys were held.

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