There is currently an Unrest in Ughelli area of Warri, Delta state, Nigeria, as youths in the community have staged a protest against the recent indiscriminate killing of innocent persons in the state.
According to several reports the cause of the clash was as a result of the alleged assault and killing of a young man by SARS operatives in Ughelli town.
There has been outrage across social media platforms since Saturday after a video clip surfaced on Twitter where a witness alleged operatives pushed the man out of a car, gunned him down and left the scene in the victim’s vehicle – a white Lexus jeep.
However, Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, revealed on Sunday afternoon that the young man is not dead.
Keyamo stated that contrary to social media reports, the victim was not pushed out of police vehicle while being taken to the station, but jumped down.
He also confirmed that the victim was not shot as as earlier reported, but fell out of the Police vehicle when being taken to the station after arrest.
Keyamo who said he contacted the victims brother and the state’s Commissioner of Police, to confirm the incident, emphatically opined that those officers involved in the incident are not SARS but ‘Operation Delta Safe’.
It was revealed that He was rushed to Ufor hospital in Ughelli yesterday by eye witnesses and was referred to another hospital in Warri, and he is currently in a stable condition in a hospital in Warri.
This is a picture of the victim in hospital this morning, showing injuries from the fall;
The Minister concluded by appealing to the youths in Ughelli not to resort to violence or destruction of lives and properties.
Keyamo assured that he will be urging the authorities to investigate the conduct of the Police in the matter.
Below are shared video clips of the incident and youth clash with police;