The newly launched Operation Delta Hawk in Delta State has accidentally killed a woman who was selling at a corner of the road in Asaba.
According to Channels News report, the incident happened on Tuesday in the Delta State capital.
It was gathered that the woman was sitting by the roadside, where was selling when the stray bullet from an officer of the Delta Hawk security outfit hit her and she died instantly.
Reports had it that there were young men driving a car without any plate number on it. When the officers of the security outfit tried stopping them, they refused to stop.
This prompted the officers of Operation Delta Hawk to chase after the two young men in a car and when one of the officers opened fire, it hit the wrong target, the woman by the roadside.
Recall that NEWSIEEVENTS reported on December 11 that the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa inaugurated the security outfit.
Governor Okowa had tasked the outfit with the responsibility to check cultism, kidnapping, banditry, and other crimes in the state.
“…we pray that this baby grows very fast to become very effective such that we all will be proud of what we have put together.
“We are at a time in our nation where there is a lot of insecurity, even the state government and the various security agencies are doing their best, we still have a lot of challenges,” the governor had said.