As Coronavirus lockdown keeps trending, A policeman has shot a woman in Delta during hunger protest.
According to information gathered on reputable websites, The policeman who shot the protesting woman on Wednesday left his rifle behind and ran to an undisclosed location, this happened in Delta.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, told reporters that “the police are on the trail of the suspect in order to intensify investigations into the matter.”
The protest of which a large number of women participated in Sapele area of the state was as a result of the extension of the coronavirus lockdown announced by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday evening.
According to DAILY POST, it was reported that women and youths took the streets in Sapele local government Area of the state to protest the extension of lockdown by the Government and lack of palliative care.
The protest recorded its first casualty as the protester was shot by a policeman as the women protested over hunger.
The woman is now lying in a critical condition in the hospital after the officer shot her two legs.
The victim was reportedly shot at a close range in both legs by the trigger-happy policeman despatched to restore normalcy in the area.
The policeman was said to have immediately ran away leaving his service rifle behind in a desperate move to avoid mob attack.
Recall that Delta state recorded its first COVID-19 death as a patient who tested positive for the virus died before the test result came.
Currently, the state has recorded 4 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Two days ago, Delta State Governor, Okowa extended the lockdown by 2 weeks in a bid to help curb the spread of the virus in the state at hand.
The extension of the lockdown is okay but however what alternative do you have for the People.
How will they survive this another 2 – week extension knowing fully well that everybody must sit at home because there will be no movement.
Sincerely, People are hungry no wonder these women came out in mass to protest against the extension of the lockdown because hunger is more deadly than Coronavirus.
In a situation whereby a person lost his or her life in this mess, it is heartbreaking.
The policeman who shot the protesting woman must be brought to book soon.