A two-year-old kid, Ivan Onose was shot dead while his brother sustained a injury as operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, raided a drug joint in Asaba.
An eyewitness, Israel Joe disclosed that “2-year-old little Onose died yesterday after he was hit by a stray bullet alleged to have been shot by NDLEA men on duty.
“According to the father who spoke with newsmen, the men of NDLEA were alleged to be pursuing some guys who they said were into drugs and shot sporadically in the process.
“Onose, who was picked up from school yesterday by his parents became a victim of this unfortunate mess.
“The bullet pierced through his lower abdomen. He was rushed to FMC and was handled by the medical team with the support of one of the school’s parents Dr Yusuf. He was taken for emergency surgery Unfortunately, he didn’t make it. This is heartbroken!!! I’m so pained.
“The bullet also hit his younger brother in one of his eyes. Surgery has been done and he is stable to the glory of God!
“We call on the authorities of the said body to get into investigations and unravel circumstances that led to the death of this young boy and injury to his younger brother.”
Meanwhile, the Delta State command has realeased a statement on the incident.
The State public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe while said, “The command is aware of this sad and unfortunate incident. The case has been transferred to SCID Asaba, and all parties involved will appear before the CP on Monday. Our heartfelt condolences to the family of the little child.”