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Crisis Averted as Navy Personnel Opens Fire on Prominent ND Leader

by on April 2, 2016
 

Exactly a week after some Naval personnel killed a kinsman of former militant leader and wanted High Chief, Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, another gang of military officers suspected to come from the Nigerian Navy on Thursday almost killed an­other prominent commu­nity leader in the state.

The victim, Lucky Emuakpor Izeku who is the chairman of Enerhen community escaped death by a whisker from the irate naval personnel who shot sporadically at his car.

Sources at the commu­nity said the incident was already brewing severe ten­sion in the volatile Ener­hen community of Uvwie council area of the state.

Eyewitnesses narrated that trouble started when members of the commu­nity embarked on a peace­ful protest to Arco Marine Limited, a local oil servicing firm alleged to be relocating from the community with­out paying local staff that have been working with them for years.

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However, some naval ratings suspected to be mounting guard for the company confronted the community chairman why he had to park his car on the company’s premises, a situation that snowballed into serious confrontation with the protesters.

 

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