Soldiers Allegedly Kill Protesting Youth In Rivers
Soldiers attached to Greenville Oil Company in Rumuji community, in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State have allegedly killed one resident of the area and injured two others.
The youths had complained that the company did not employ members of the community and stormed the place to protest.
However, the protest turned rowdy as the soldiers fired to the air to scare the protesting youths.
In the process, stray bullets from the security operatives hit three of the protesters with one of them feared dead and two seriously injured.
One Nna Aloha and Chizam Nyeche were among those who were hit by the soldier’s bullets.
The President, Land Owners Youths Association, Chikordi Ojims, said, “The company has also refused to come for review of terms and conditions by which they acquired land for N5, 500 per plot.”
Meanwhile police at the Rumuji Police Division had invited the management of the company and the protesting youths for dialogue to settle the crisis.
At the meeting, the youths were directed to put their complaints in writing and make a copy available to the police.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer for the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Rivers State, Col. Aminu Ilyasu, promised to speak on the incident later.