Just In: Protest Rocks Delta, Video, Other Details Emerge

Just In: Protest Rocks Delta, Video, Other Details Emerge

  • There is unrest in Asaba, the Delta state capital, following a protest by some people said to be okada riders
  • Policemen have been deployed to calm the situation in the area as the riders disrupted commercial activities at Okpanam Road axis, Midwifery, Asaba
  • A video of the development making rounds on social media has sparked mixed reactions from Nigerians

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Delta state, Asaba - A video that has gone viral on social media has revealed chaos at Okpanam Road axis, Midwifery, in Asaba, Delta state capital.

Police deployed to Delta state following a protest by Okada riders
Police took action as Okada riders protested in Delta state. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
Source: Facebook

As reported by The Punch, one of the videos revealed a scene where policemen were firing into the air, while another video showed a group of people blocking the road with motorcycles.

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In response to the flurry of questions concerning what was going on in Asaba, the state police public relations officer, Bright Edafe, in a post shared on his X account, stated that the officers were deployed to control a protest against a state task force.

He shared a video and tweeted:

"There was a violent protest this morning by Okada riders who had an issue last night with the state task force that led to the death of two persons. They mobilized in their numbers this morning destroying properties and beating people, hence our men were deployed to control the situation before it turned into something else."

Watch the videos below;

Nigerians react to video of chaos in Asaba

Nigerians took to the comment section of the officer on X and reacted to the development. Legit.ng captured some of their reactions below.

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@smilingoke tweeted:

"With what am seeing on this video, this is not control but direct shooting at people. This is bad and unprofessional."

@HERITAGE1011 tweeted:

"Control the situation or increase the number from two, because if not, why the direct / straight shooting. What if a passerby or someone standing by get killed...they're not helping the situation at all."

@MOHL33_ tweeted:

"God this is bad."

@gamepoint35 tweeted:

"As dem no wan gree for anybody dis year; not even soldiers."

@gidilicks tweeted:

"They went and destroyed their task Force office."

Delta community kills soldiers

In another development, Legit.ng earlier reported that unknown gunmen reportedly laid an ambush for soldiers in the Okuoma community in the Ughelli South council area of Delta state, killing several of them.

The military high command confirmed the development on Saturday, March 16.

The director of Defence Information, Tukur Gusau, said the troops were surrounded by some community youths in Bomadi LGA of Delta state who were armed with weapons and killed them.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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