2 Nigerian soldiers injured in clash with Delta youth – Official

The Nigerian Navy said on Monday that two of its officers were injured in a skirmish between its officers and youth of Ode-Ugborodo community in Warri South-West Area of Delta State.

The Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship, Delta, Musa Gemu, confirmed the incident to journalists at a naval base in Warri.

Mr. Gemu, a Captain, however, declined to give further details about the attack, promising to issue a statement at the “appropriate time.’’

Femi Uwaway, a member of Ugborodo Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Interface Committee, also confirmed the incident, but called it a little skirmish.

He said he could not ascertain whether people were injured in the skirmish.

Also contacted, Austin Oborogbeyi, the Chairman of EPZ Committee, declined comment on the incident.

The incident occurred barely four days after a reported military action in the community to restore peace and resettle persons displaced by a recent crisis in the area.

The youth were alleged to have confronted the security personnel at about 2.00 a.m. and ordered them to vacate the community.

(NAN)


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