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Delta: Okada riders storm streets to protest killing of colleagues by task force

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Aggrieved motorcycle riders have blocked major roads and markets in Asaba and Okayama, in the Oshimili South and Oshimili North Local Government Areas of Delta State, protesting the death of their colleagues.

The protesters took to the streets in the early hours of Monday in anger, destroying properties.

Businesses around the popular Midwifery Market in Okpanam and the Delta State Post Primary Education Board along Sunnis Road, Asaba, were also attacked by the protesters.

According to the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, two motorcycle riders died on Sunday during an enforcement by the State Task Force.

The police spokesman also said that some police officers have been deployed to the protest scene.

Edafe wrote in a post on his X handle, “There was a violent protest this morning by Okada riders who had issue last night with the state task force that led to the death of two persons.

“They mobilised in the their numbers this morning, destroying properties and beating people, hence our men were deployed to control the situation before it turns to something else.”

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