Rampaging hoodlums terrorising various Communities including Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on Monday allegedly attacked officials of Covid-19 Taskforce in the area.
PlatinumPost gathered that the hoodlums settled in Otor -Ihwreko Community where they were fully mobilized for the alleged attack on the Covid-19 Pandemic disease officials and tore their clothes including leaving them with a degree of injuries.
But the Divisional Police Officer (.DPO) A Division Ughelli, CSP Kelvin Zuokumor who Confirmed the attack on the Covid-19 officials, said that he immediately mobilized a team of Policemen to the scene where six of them were arrested and are currently being detained.
Our correspondent further learnt that the hoodlums allegedly emerged from the Otor -Ihwreko Community shrine with dangerous weapons and unleashed their terrors on the officials who were later rescued.
They were said to have disguised in NULGE bus which allegedly conveyed them to the scene where they descended on two female Policewomen sergeants and beat them to stupor after their uniforms were torn to shred while their war songs lasted.
The angry hoodlums vowed that they will no longer fold their hands and watch the state government kill their people with hunger under the guise of Covid-19 Pandemic disease as it imposes stringent conditions on their people, especially with a hunger that would further be resisted in a possible bloodbath.
A market woman who spoke to our Correspondent, Mrs Helen Ikeh said that the Covid-19 officials had insisted that anyone caught without face masks in the area would not only be sanctioned but be quarantined and s test for Covid-19 Pandemic disease conducted for he or she, adding that it was on this note that the angry hoodlums described the sensitization statement as a plot to rubbish the people thereby descending on the officials to stop their move of executing their warnings on failure
While condemning the attack on the officials, Ughelli North Local Government Council Chairman, Godwin Adode, however, vowed that the perpetrators would not go unpunished adding that they will face the wrath of the law especially the arrested ones.