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Military Gunboats Crush Father, Daughter To Death

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Posted: Aug 19, 2016 at 6:43 am   /   by   /   comments (0)



Otuan community in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State has been thrown into mourning after two military gunboats on escort duty crushed a father and his eight-year-old daughter to death along the river of the community.
Independent gathered that the two military gunboats overrun a canoe being paddled by the father and daughter, who were on a fishing expedition.
Community sources said that the two gunboats were escorting two other luxury speed boats, suspected to be carrying some workers of Shell Petroleum Development Company.
Our correspondent observed that insecurity and violence in the Niger Delta have forced oil companies to always provide security for their personnel on field work and for as long they would be at their locations of assignments in the creeks.
However, the incident which occurred, August 12, had left the people of Otuan in agony, it was learnt.
The deceased daughter, identified as Ebimoboere Dupree was said to be spending holidays with her father whose name was given  as Doupere Chukwu Doupre, when they met their death.

A source who spoke off records said that local divers were still searching for the corpse of father, while that of the girl was recovered floating on the river, Sunday afternoon.”They were two gunboats and two speed boats coming from Ogboinbiri to Oporoma, even as the man and the daughter were inside the fishing boat along Otuan entrance by River Nun”, our source said. “The military boats and the speed boat conveying Shell workers were reportedly heading to the oil facilities in Ogboinbiri with food and other logistics supply.”

Contacted, Asinim Butswat, police public relations officer, Bayelsa State Police Command said the incident has not been reported to the police, assuring that the incident could be investigated when the police gets the report.