Due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Nigeria which has led different government to roll out different techiques to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country of which Delta state is not excluded, a situation that led the government to declared a lockdown in the state.
Howvever, the government instruction might not has gone well with the people due to the low level of palliative made available in the state by the government, a situation that led some people to protest the hunger in the state.
Sadly, a policeman in Delta State on Wednesday, allegedly shot a protesting woman and instantly left his rifle behind and ran to an unknown location.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, told reporters that “the police are on the trail of the suspect in order to intensify investigations into the matter.”
The protest of which a large number of women participated in Sapele area of the state was as a result of the extension of the coronavirus lockdown announced by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday evening.
It will be noted that women and youths took the streets in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of the state to protest the extension of lockdown by the government and lack of palliative care.
The protest recorded its first casualty as the protester was shot by a policeman as the women protested over hunger.
The woman is now lying in a critical condition in the hospital after the officer shot her two legs.
The victim was reportedly shot at a close range in both legs by the trigger-happy policeman despatched to restore normalcy in the area.
The policeman was said to have immediately ran away leaving his service rifle behind in a desperate move to avoid mob attack.