Protest as Delta task force allegedly kills two motorcyclists

According to Punch, In Asaba, the capital of Delta State, the Delta State Government task force is facing allegations of causing the deaths of two motorcyclists, commonly known as Okada riders, at the Koka junction area along Ibusa road..READ FULL ARTICLE HERE>>>>>

The incident occurred on Sunday, prompting Okada riders to stage protests on Monday, blocking major roads in the Oshimili South and Oshimili North Local Government Areas.

According to an unnamed eyewitness, the motorcyclists lost their lives during a clash with task force officers who raided a makeshift bar frequented by the riders. The raid reportedly occurred due to the ban on motorcycles in the area.

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The eyewitness shared, “I heard two people were killed by the police last night at a makeshift bar where Aboki people usually gather over the weekends. I heard gunshots last night, so they came out to protest this morning. It seems they attempted to resist the officers who arrived to shut down the place because motorcycles are prohibited in that area.”

The protest turned chaotic, with one eyewitness describing, “I witnessed a group of Aboki guys protesting violently against the killing of their friend by the Nigeria police. They were aggressive, but in my estate, Agu mega city estate by GRA police station area, the police didn’t use force against any protester.”

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Another account revealed that the task force had tried to relocate the motorcyclists from the area, resulting in resistance and the tragic death of one motorcyclist, identified as a Hausa man.

“The government task force relocated the Okada riders, and they resisted because they couldn’t find passengers in the new area. This led to the death of one Okada man, unfortunately a Hausa Okada man,” explained the witness.

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After the incident, the enraged protesters vandalized property in the Koka junction area and extended their protest to the post-primary board and midwifery.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, stated, “The incident occurred last night between the task force and the Okada riders. Two individuals lost their lives, and this morning, people began protesting. We are actively investigating the incident.“.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE>>>>>