By Our Correspondent
One person has been reported dead as some Hausa traders at the Hausa market in Abraka Community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State sliced off the throat of one of their kinsman over his refusal to support them against officials of the state government.
The incident occurred on Wednesday when some officials of the Delta State government attempted to demolished the market.
The market has been long overdue for demolition and the traders had been asked to vacate the market for over two months before the emergence of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic.
It was learnt that when the officials entered the area for the demolition of the market, one Usman organized thugs to stop them.
The said Usman and his thugs attacked and damaged some of the government vehicles brought for the demolition, just as they pelted Policemen on ground with stones and broken bottles.
It was in the process that Usman and his thugs sliced the throats of a yet-to-be identified Hausa man for not supporting their cause.
The victim died on the way as he was being rushed to the hospital by Policemen.
When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the report in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent in Warri.
CP Inuwa said twenty-eight(28) suspects including the said Usman have been arrested in connection with the crime just as investigation is ongoing.
He said,”They sliced the throat one Hausa man who did not support their evil. He died on the way as we were rushing him to the hospital.
“28 suspects have been arrested. Even the Usman have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. We will charge them to Court as soon as investigation is concluded. The demolition exercise continues.”