Besides sporadic shootings ongoing, no fewer than 10 persons from Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, are said to have been arrested by members of the Joint Task Force (JTF), who invaded the area at about 2:00 a.m., on Saturday.
Two of the arrested persons are said to be students of Gbaragama Secondary School in Oporoza, who were allegedly yanked off their sleep in their hostile by the rampaging soldiers.
A source, who spoke to Tribune Online a few minutes ago in Warri, said more soldiers had been deployed from 19 Battalion, Nigerian Army in Koko, Warri North LGA, to Gbaramatu kingdom.
The source, who said villagers are still marauding from one forest to another for safety, said no fewer than four boats with 200hp, which were anchored at Oporoza jetty, had been seized by the soldiers.
“Soldiers are still occupying our kingdom. In fact, more have been deployed form Koko to Oporoza.
“We don’t know why they are harassing us. They are equally towing away our boats. How do we now move from our community to another?
“They have been shooting since morning. Nobody has confronted them with guns.
“Yet they have arrested eight villagers and two students from their hostel.
“At least, I can count five people that have sustained serious injuries as they scampered for safety in the woods,” the source disclosed.
The JTF spokesperson. Lt. Col. Isah Ado, could not be reached for comment as of the time of filing this report.