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Protests as Delta State Policemen kill mother, child while chasing Yahoo Boys

Angry protesters have taken to the streets in Warri, Delta State, after policemen attached to the Ebrumede Division killed a woman and her little child while they were trying to arrest some suspected Internet fraudsters. 

Sources said that the woman and her daughter were crushed by the vehicle used by the policemen as they drove recklessly in pursuit of the fraudsters, otherwise known as Yahoo boys.

Eyewitnesses said that the Nigeria Police vehicle hit a tricycle the mother and child were in, killing them on the spot.

It was learnt that after seeing that they had killed a mother and her little child, the Policemen quickly escaped on sighting a mob advancing towards them. The mob set ablaze their patrol van which they abandoned to escape from the scene of the crime.

One of the eyewitness said: “The policemen were pursuing some Yahoo boys and the police van rammed into a Keke (tricycle) with a woman and child who died on the spot. The policemen escaped immediately when they saw that a crowd was coming after them.

“The police left their Hilux van and escaped from the scene. The crowd set ablaze the Hilux van during the protest.”

Meanwhile, it was learnt that the whole area had been occupied by a mob protesting the police killings.

The Delta State Police Command could not be reached for comments as at the time of filing in this report.

First published in Saharareporters

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