20 June 2011
Nigeria: Two Killed, Many Injured Over Feud on River Niger Dredging
Two people were reportedly shot dead and many injured on Monday over the controversy trailing sand dredging operations at the River Niger and other inland waterways in Asaba.
The incident came in spite of intervention by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police, Zone 5, Benin, Ibrahim Baba Ahmed.
The crisis was said to be between one David Opene, a sand dredger, and members of the Association of Tipper and Quarry Owners of Nigeria (ATQON), Asaba.
It was learnt that the crisis is generating controversy between the Inspector General (IG) of Police, Afiz Ringim, and Ahmed and may be one of the reasons for the AIG's appearance in Abuja yesterday