Tuesday’s protest embarked upon by youths against the operations of the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Delta State has turned violent and bloody.
The protestors alleged incessant harassment, molestation and arrest by officials of the anti-graft agency.
However, the protest soon turned violent with the burning of over 20 trucks with goods worth several millions of naira.
The protest, which caused serious commotion and panic took place at the Otovwodo junction of Ughelli community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state. It allegedly involved suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys.
SaharaReporters gathered that more than three youths were allegedly shot by personnel of the state command of the Nigeria Police Force.
The victims are currently in a life-threatening condition at an undisclosed hospital in the area where they were taken for treatment.
The protestors chanted war songs as they burnt tyres on the affected road.
The protest which was tagged ‘#EndEFCC’ started around 11:00 am, disrupting vehicular movements.
They displayed placards with different inscriptions such as “#EndEFCC”, “EFCC, leave us alone, we are not criminals”, and “Stop the harassment, molestation, intimidation and indiscriminate arrest”.