Nigeria: Naval officers invade the Ondo community in retaliation for a colleague’s death
By Ahmed Hadizat
The Idoani community in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State was invaded by Nigerian Navy officials on Tuesday, who were said to be on a mission to avenge their colleague’s death.
PUNCH Metro learned that the naval officers were looking for a suspect in the death of their colleague during the invasion, causing tension and panic among the community’s residents.
In a bid to get away from the fury of the maritime officials, a source said numerous grown-up guys escaped, adding that dealers at shops and markets locally wouldn’t direct business because of a paranoid fear of exploitation.
The source, on the other hand, said that the naval officer was attacked by some liars while he was arguing with a commercial motorcyclist in the community. Residents applaud ex-lawmaker over road construction in Ondo Community Ondo Community warns government against installing new monarchy After the attack, the source said, the naval officer was rushed to a hospital in the community, where the doctor on duty said he was dead.
It was learned that the motorcyclist who was involved in the crime had been caught and turned over to the police, and that another criminal who was also involved in the crime was still on the loose.
Funmilayo Odunlami, the state Police Public Relations Officer, had promised to get the details of the incident, but as of the time this report was written, he had not responded to our correspondent.