The Delta State security outfit, Operation Delta Hawk, which was inaugurated recently, killed an unknown woman in Asaba.
It was learnt that the yet-to-be identified woman, who was in her shop, was hit by a stray bullet from the team’s gun and she died immediately.
According to was gathered, members of the Operation Delta Hawk team were chasing a young boy, who was escaping from them around 9pm on Tuesday, and they allegedly opened fire on him, but the stray bullet hit the woman, whose shop is located around the Government House.
Angry youths in the area while protesting the death of the woman, carried her corpse and dumped it at the Government House gate on Anwai Road before they were diffused by security agents.
The Director-General, Young Nigerian Rights Organisation, Victor Ojei, while reacting to the incident noted that, “The Army is to defend our country and the police are to protect civilians.”
“But when you now involved the Army in internal security, expect the worst.”
Also the state Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident, added that investigation was ongoing.
“Yes, a woman was killed but investigation is ongoing to ascertain what really happened,” she stated.