The increasing insecurity in Delta State played out on Wednesday night when some armed me invaded Ugborikoko village of Uvwie LGA, leaving three person with gun injuries.
The attack also destabilised the once peaceful village.
It was gathered that those injured were one Hon Odafe, allegedly shot on the leg and hand; Marvis, shot in the stomach and a good Samaritan, who was shot on the leg in the process of rescuing victims.
The attack was reportedly led by an ex-youth leader and his boys.
It was learnt from an eye-witness that the shooting took place at the residence of the proprietor of Ochuks Academy, along Adjiomo Avenue, Chief Joel Akporehe, on Wednesday night.
The eye witness said the dispute that spiraled into the night started at about 3.00 pm on Wednesday afternoon, adding, “The community was thrown into confusion for more than two hours until the arrival of soldiers from the 3rd Battalion and policemen from Ugborikoko police station before normalcy was restored to the area.”
According to the source, “The soldiers fired several shots before the hoodlums led by the ex-youth leader and his boys were dislodged.”
Chief Akporere, who just returned from a peace meeting, said the gunshots fired at his residence and school were meant to kill him, but his 18-year-old son was unlucky as bullets hit him on the sofa, which he laid.
He said there had been crisis over elections into some community positions in the area and wondered why it should resort to taking lives or shooting with the aim to kill.