Oil Company Security Agents And Youths Clash In Delta State
It was trouble zone yesterday as the youths of Eku community, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State and Presco Security agents were in a clash.
Speaking on the incident, a security source in the community disclosed that youths from the community had tried to attack a team of policemen, who were having a confrontation with a youth from the community while policemen from the Presco Oil Plc invaded the scene of the incident to rescue their colleagues.
When News men contacted Chief Felix Okotie, spokesperson to the President-General of Eku community, Chief Joseph Ukueku, he accused the security operatives of causing tension in the community by shooting sporadically into the air.
He said: “A team of policemen attached to Presco, while driving recklessly, almost hit one Okpara Lucky, son of the paramount ruler of the community, who queried their actions. “While the confrontation ensued, youths from the community accosted them only for the policemen to radio their colleagues, who stormed the scene shooting sporadically. “It took the intervention of some traditional chiefs in the community to calm the situation.”
Denying reports that some security operatives shot sporadically during a clash with youths, The management of Presco Oil Plc, through its Public Affairs Manager, Mr. Tony Uwajeh, said: “I have contacted all the personnel in the area and they said there is nothing like that. “It is fast becoming a trend that somebody would just wake up and say this and that about Presco and this is giving the company a bad name.”
News Reporters reports that Efforts to speak with Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Aniamaka, were fruitless as at time of filing the report.