Gunmen attack Delta Government House, driver killed

The annex of the Delta State Government House located in Warri was on Thursday attacked by gunmen when members of the Delta State Waterways Security Committee were holding a meeting, killing a driver attached to the Annex.

According to The Punch the incident occurred at 11:12am on Thursday amid continuous gun shots.

The incident created panic among residents of Edjeba community, as security agents attached to the Annex located along the Warri NPA Expressway in Edjeba also scampered for safety.

Chairman of the committee, Mr. Boro Opodu, and his members also fled for safety during the incident.

According to reports, the gunmen had followed the driver who was carrying a large sum of money meant for the officials of the Waterways Committee. The gunmen were said to have opened fire on the vehicle as it made its way into the Annex.

Despite the gun shots, the driver managed to drive into the premises of the Annex with bullet wounds and later died before he could be rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

According to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity the money was withdrawn from one of the new generation banks in the city for logistics in a task which the meeting was being held for.

“The gunmen reportedly trailed one of our drivers who was sent to cash some money for the Delta State Waterways Security committee who was having a meeting at the Annex.

“We all fled for safety including the security agents because nobody knew what was happening other than sound of gun shots. They entered the Government House with the driver trying to collect the money. We were all afraid.”

But the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, when contacted on the telephone said that it was a mere robbery attack and not an attack on the Government House.

Aniagwu confirmed the killing of the driver while also disclosing that the robbers could not make away with the undisclosed sum of money.

He stated that two of the three robbers were arrested by the military while one was arrested by the police.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail