Delta security outfit to undergo orientation on civil engagement procedure to check avoidable deaths – Info Commissioner
Delta state government in a show of concern, has said it would engage the leadership of its security outfit, ‘Operation Delta Hawk’ on civil engagement procedure to check avoidable deaths.
Shortly after inauguration in December 2020, ‘Operation Delta Hawk’ in a rather reckless engagement, had opened fire on a young man for not stopping for check and in the process, killed a middle aged woman in her shop nearby.
While the bloodied corpse of the woman was deposited in a morgue, the young man who was hit severally by bullets was however fortunate to be alive and recuperating in an undisclosed hospital.
In a similar development, a nursing mother was crushed to death with her four month old baby early this week on PTI Junction, Effurun, allegedly by a police van in an intemperate chase of a suspected vehicle and the occupants.
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, told Journalists Friday, after a post State Executive Council meeting that government would ensure the security outfit moderate it’s operational approach.
“Government has met with the family and we are dealing with it. We have been able to reach out to them. Of course no matter what you do, you cannot be able to pay for the life of anybody”, the commissioner disclosed in respect of the woman killed in Asaba.
“But what is quite clear is that it wasn’t intentional; because of that too, the leadership of Operation Delta Hawk have also been engaged as to advancing the operational procedure of the outfit with a view to dealing with criminalities without allowing temper to rise”, he added.
On the governor’s directive for full investigation on the woman and her baby that was killed at PTI Junction, Uvwie local government area, the commissioner said:
“It was just day before yesterday the directive was given. Of course, we have been able to ascertain that indeed it was somebody who was more or like trying to escape from the police that caused the unfortunate death of the mother and the child:
“They have also been arrested and they also have confessed as to what happened to when they were stopped and how they needed to proceed and unfortunately what happened, happened”.
“That death was quite unfortunate. We would not want to lose anybody let alone losing them in the manner in which that mother and child met their untimely deaths”, the commissioner stressed, adding that when the report is turned in, government will not hesitate to prosecute and redress the matter.