Riots in Owerri

Date: 27-11-2009 11:02 pm (14 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 27-11-2009 11:02 PM (14 years ago)
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SIX market women were killed in the early hours of yesterday at Effurun, Delta State, by a trailer suspected to be laden with stolen crude oil, while a mob partly razed the Ebrumede Police Station in a spur-of-the-moment reaction to the unpleasant incident.
As at 9.00am yesterday, a Nigeria Army Armoured Personnel Carrier, APC, was stationed at the Ebrumede Police Station to stop further attack.

Vanguard counted at least six vehicles with their windscreens smashed at the police station while the office of the Officer-in-charge of the station was torched.


The accident occurred around 5.00 am at the Delta Steel Company, DSC, junction, along the Ughelli-Patani Road and up till 10.00am yesterday, the section of the road leading to Warri was cordoned off by a joint team of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, army and other security agents to clean up the spilled crude oil on the road to avoid fresh accident.

The anger of the mob was that the trailer with Gombe number plate, XE 399 GME would not have sent the victims to their untimely graves if the policemen had not stopped the Toyota Hiace bus with a Lagos number plate, AA 49 FST, in which the victims were traveling, to purportedly collect a bribe.

The Police Area Commander, Warri, Assistant Commissioner of Police Shaba Alkali and the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Ekpan Police Station, Ekpan, who also oversees the Ebrumede Police Station, Superintendent Mohammed Muazu, however, denied any complicity on the part of the police in the matter in an interview with Vanguard, yesterday, saying the tanker driver drove dangerously.

Alkali pointed out, nevertheless, that the cause of the accident was still under investigation and both officers noted that a woman was killed under a similar circumstance at the same spot, last Friday, when a truck, belonging to a brewing company rammed into the bus she was travelling in.


He explained that the policemen at the station were armed when the crowd stormed the place but because they did not want to add to the number of casualties, they restrained themselves from firing at them.

The corpses of the victims were removed by men of the FRSC, led by the Unit Commander, Warri, Olusola Olusegun who led his men to the place.

Chairman of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, in the state, Oghenjabor Ikimi, in his reaction condemned the “brutal killing of six innocent Nigerians who were occupants of a commercial bus at a police checkpoint by the DSC roundabout, Ebrumede,, Delta State, arising from an accident caused by policemen who were chasing tanker whose driver allegedly lost control and rammed into the bus at the said checkpoint.

“We (CDHR) make bold to state that the aforementioned actions of the said policemen is not only barbaric but reckless and we call on the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yakubu Alkali to order the arrest and eventual prosecution of all the policemen involved in the dastardly act”, he stated.
Uduaghan commiserates with families of bereaved

Meantime, the State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has commiserated with the families of six palm oil traders who lost their lives in the accident.

Uduaghan who frowned at the razing of a police station near the scene of the incident, vowed that those responsible for the accident and the razing of the Ebrumede Police Post would be fished out and brought to book.

The governorsaid: “My heart goes out to the families of these women who lost their lives in this most unfortunate way. I pray the good Lord to grant them the strength to bear this loss.”

On the razing of the police station, the governor said: “It is erratic. People should not take laws into their hands; you cannot just come and burn a police station that was donated by a community because you are upset. It is not right and I do not think the community would be happy that the station has been burnt.”


Posted: at 27-11-2009 11:02 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- ceejay58 at 28-11-2009 12:01 AM (14 years ago)
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hhmmmmm...... what a sad ending.
Posted: at 28-11-2009 12:01 AM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- ademola78 at 28-11-2009 12:31 AM (14 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Na wao
Posted: at 28-11-2009 12:31 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- pjnculture at 28-11-2009 12:37 AM (14 years ago)
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what a useless country socalled nigeria,where things sprout out like unusual n cought some innocent souls dashed out 2 early/an untimely death
wre dey spos 2 face der job u cnt find dem,here we re everyday payin some huge about of money 2 some individuls in d name of kidnappers,is doz idiots of polic,i mean no ex of  status,i mean police on there both high n low rakings are they not seein doz dat kidnap ppl?,is it not on dat same road they passes?
may God delieve dat nation n her offsprings
Posted: at 28-11-2009 12:37 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- delovechuks at 28-11-2009 02:14 AM (14 years ago)
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Naijas we are in Gods hand
Posted: at 28-11-2009 02:14 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- razdee01 at 28-11-2009 05:16 AM (14 years ago)
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christ!!!!!!!.....can u imagine this.....may God help our dear country NIGERIA...
Posted: at 28-11-2009 05:16 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- elusakin at 28-11-2009 06:53 AM (14 years ago)
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Kini big deal about accidents? And these people are stupid oo, wetin concern police concern stolen crude oil? People just like to dey shift blames.
Posted: at 28-11-2009 06:53 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Sheenor at 28-11-2009 07:57 AM (14 years ago)
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no be naija we dey??

Posted: at 28-11-2009 07:57 AM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- eoadex2003 at 28-11-2009 08:26 AM (14 years ago)
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What a pathetic incident, dis wey d year dey go end.
Posted: at 28-11-2009 08:26 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- wizdum at 28-11-2009 10:16 AM (14 years ago)
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Hmmmm police say dem dey armed but say dem no wan shoot ie dem no wan add to d number of casualties.lmao

Posted: at 28-11-2009 10:16 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- wizdum at 28-11-2009 10:16 AM (14 years ago)
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Hmmmm police say dem dey armed but say dem no wan shoot ie dem no wan add to d number of casualties.lmao

Posted: at 28-11-2009 10:16 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- catyboy at 28-11-2009 11:38 AM (14 years ago)
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infact the  best thing for this country is to kill na kill all these police ppl wey dey cause all dis wahala,,,,,,may God help us,,,,,,,dis country don tire person,,,,,
Posted: at 28-11-2009 11:38 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- waco at 28-11-2009 12:13 PM (14 years ago)
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May God lord deliver us. But wait o wetin come bring owerri inside this matter now. which one poster come leave warri come caption owerri hmmmmmmm!!!

Posted: at 28-11-2009 12:13 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- blings_is_back at 28-11-2009 01:41 PM (14 years ago)
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na waooooo
Posted: at 28-11-2009 01:41 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- divineproject at 28-11-2009 01:59 PM (14 years ago)
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Now I dont get it.....your heading says riot in Owerri (Imo state) but what I have just read happened in Effurun and Ebrumede, both in Delta State........where is the connection?

Posted: at 28-11-2009 01:59 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- destinyalive at 28-11-2009 02:23 PM (14 years ago)
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 ???pls can some one tell me wats hapenning cos am a bit confused,
is it in owerri or delta cos under d dos pictures they wrote delta
answer cos am an owerri guy and am not currently in O-town.
THANKS
ONE LOVE 9JA
Grin
Posted: at 28-11-2009 02:23 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- blings_is_back at 28-11-2009 02:51 PM (14 years ago)
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come to my house.... let me tell u
Posted: at 28-11-2009 02:51 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- divineproject at 28-11-2009 04:19 PM (14 years ago)
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why must he come to your house b4 you tell him???......what do u need him for??...........Blings I don dey suspect ooo............

Posted: at 28-11-2009 04:19 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- dirtykid at 28-11-2009 06:19 PM (14 years ago)
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na waoo !! too sad. where one can wakeup and loose his or her life in the next mins.

Posted: at 28-11-2009 06:19 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- dollar22 at 28-11-2009 06:54 PM (14 years ago)
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oh my GOD
Posted: at 28-11-2009 06:54 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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