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.

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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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