There was heightened tension on Thursday, in the Otovwodo axis of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State, following the killing of a Police officer during the #ENDSARS protest.
The incident led to other destruction as several windscreens of cars were broken. According to an eyewitnesses at the scene, commuters along the East-West road axis of Otovwodo junction ran for safety after series of gunshots were released in the air.
The protesters had begun their protest from the Otovwodo junction axis of Ughelli and marched through Isoko road to the market road while boycotting the Ughelli ‘A’ division Police station to Ekuigbo and back to Otovwodo junction.
It was gathered that some angry protesters had come face to face with a team of Police operatives at Otovwodo junction where the protest walk was supposed to end and a clash ensued leading to a gun battle between the protesters and the Police.
According to an eye witness, one of the protesters shot at a Police officer, killing him instantly, while others fled the scene.
Delta State Command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya confirmed the development to one of the correspondents. The Police spokesperson said “it is true a Police officer was kilked”, saying however, that situation has been brought under control.