Delta Mall in Effurrun, Delta State was today attacked by over 50 youths armed with cutlasses and other weapons. According to a user on twitter, the siege started in the morning with several shops destroyed and looted.
Delta mall is not a happy face this morning….. Community youths causing havoc this morning !!!— Ibn Muda !! (@afunzo) January 8, 2016
According to the handle, the trouble started when a suspended Uvwie LGA Chairman, Henry Baro had an altercation with a mobile policeman at the mall and returned with his ‘boys’ to deal with him.
The ‘boys’ ended up causing havoc at the mall as shoppers and workers alike fled the premises. The police finally arrived and carried out some arrests.
One of the youths have been apprended with seven phones in his pocket. .which he stole from BestMobile store— Ibn Muda !! (@afunzo) January 8, 2016
Delta Mall has an estimated 12,000 visitors daily and is something of the local attraction. It mall is located at Effurun roundabout and opened in May, 2015.
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All photos courtesy @afunzo