Soldier allegedly shot dead bride’s mother in Delta



Tragedy struck on Saturday morning as a mother of a bride was allegedly shot dead by a soldier at the Ekpan Junction, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta.

The deceased was on her way to the wedding ceremony of her daughter when the incident occurred.

The first son of the deceased, Alero said a keke operator flouted the soldier’s order when he was flagged down and the soldier opened fire leading to the deceased death.

According to hi, this reason is not enough for one of the soldiers to release bullets on my mother.

The sister told newsmen at the Ekpan Police station that the killer-soldier had been whisked away by members of the JTF contrary to reports that he had been arrested.

She also said that colleagues of the killer-soldier at the roadblock had been taken to Warri Area Command for questioning.

“They have not arrested the soldier. JTF whisked him away. His colleagues at the road block together with him are now at Warri Area Command.

“It was my mother that was shot not my sister that is wedding today. She was coming for the wedding,” she said.

The Delta Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Celestina Kalu, and the Warri Area Commander, Mohammed Muazu, could not be reached for comment.

Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: +2348136370421

1 Comment
  • Jude

    Over to you IGP, this is murder case please treat as such, let the Military Police hand him over for persecution. Holding a gun and being a soldier does not warrant him the right to take lives or to be trigger happy.

    Like they say, with great power comes great responsibility. You can’t just kill people because you have license to kill, even innocent ones.

    We ask pressure groups to take up this case if they want to bury it. I was in a barbers saloon when I heard of it yesterday morning. it is sad. if criminals don’t kidnap, rob, or kill you in Nigeria, the police or army will

    What a sad and sorry state we have. how did we get to this stage where there is no respect for lives and properties?