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The father of the 10-year-old boy who was shot dead at Owerri market during a protest has asked for justice.

Three casualties were recorded in the demolition of the popular Eke-Ukwu market in Owerri, Imo state on Saturday after Governor Rochas Okoracha ordered the demolition of the market despite a subsisting court order stopping the demolition.

The bereaved father, narrating the incident said his son came to help him pack his goods out of the shop when the soldiers shot him dead.

His words: “I told my little son to come and assist me remove my goods from the shop before the people demolishing the market got to the place.
“When we were crossing the road, we all raised our hands up but these soldiers just drove by and opened fire and shot my son in the head.
“The bullet hit him in the eye and came out from the back of his head and he fell and died.
“I want justice. I don’t want the killers of my son to go unpunished. He was just a little boy, he was not armed. I don’t know if I can bear this.”


The incident largely condemned by Nigerians, had Fani Kayode raining curses at the Imo governor.



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