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Breaking News: Soldiers Invade Ekogbene Community In Delta As Dwellers Run For Safety



Suspected military personnel in two gun boats have invaded Ekogbene Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state on Monday.

The incident took place at the early hours on Monday when some soldiers came in two gun-boats to invade the community.

According to the source, the soldiers shot at intervals thereby injuring residents who were scampering into the forest for safety.

Reports have it that until the invasion the community was peaceful, noting that the reason for the attack could be in connection to an incident that happened some months back.


Recalling the incident, a barge tagged Yarde 15′ belonging to Sterling company lost control hit and damaged the community concrete jetty on March 30,2021.

However, the company promised to repair the barge but even after six months, nothing was done about the jetty damage.

He added that the community decided to visit the company to politely remind them of the incident but it was taken in another sense, therefore sent soldiers attached to the barge to invade the community.

An official of the community stated that several persons including women and children were still missing after the military had departed the community.

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