Police Deny Shooting Protesting Women in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has rubbished a report(Not by Concise News) that its operatives shot at some women during a protest in the state.

According to the report, trouble started when the women of Oteri-Ughelli community in the Ughelli North local government council protested to the Ughelli area command of the Nigeria police force over alleged police extortion and incessant harassment from the Nigerian police.

The report added that the women were attacked, tear-gassed and shot at by officers of the area command.

Reacting, the Spokesman for the command, SP Bright Edafe, denied the report that the women were shot at. He added that the women were dispersed with the use of tear gas after they beat up a police officer.

He shared on X, “Na where them dey see una be this. Wise Nigerians will learn to ignore you guys. For the records, women who were suspected to have been sponsored came out in their numbers on protest that they dont want to see policemen on the road, forced their way into the Area Command premises, and beat up a policeman. They were forcefully dispersed with the use of tear gas. Nobody was shot, if anybody was shot, let’s see the medical report stating that they were shot.”

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