There is palpable tension in Oto community in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State as gunmen shot a soldier dead and carted away their rifles.
It was learnt that the gunmen stormed the area in a speed boat through the Oton river and opened fire on the soldiers at their checkpoint near the river.
When contacted for comments, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the report in a telephone chat with us
”Yes! It’s true. His rifle was carted away.”
Our correspondent who monitored the incident reports that some indigenes and residents are already fleeing their homes for fear that the military might deploy soldiers to the community for a reprisal attack.