ARMED Robbers have murdered the daughter of the former military administrator of Plateau and Kano State Brigadier Dominic Oneya and stolen N200,000 (£760) from her in what appears to a callous attempt to rob her. Franca Oneya gunned down in cold blood along Ovie Palace Road in Effurun, Delta State when she was returning from the bank where she had gone to withdraw money. Her murder led to pandemonium in Effurun, the administrative headquarters of Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State as about five gunmen laid siege to the town.
Over the last month, there have been worries over the dwindling security situation in Warri and environs and this murder of the mother-of-four has heightened fears. She was waylaid just few kilometers from her late father’s house, after which the assailant bolted away with the cash. One eyewitness said: “The incident happened at about 10.40am. I saw residents and passersby scrambling for safety after multiple gunshots were fired into the air. “By the time the robbers were done, a pretty young lady lay in a pool of blood on the driver’s seat. A neighbor, with whom we all rushed to the scene of the incident identified the victim as the daughter of a notable politician in the state.”
Effurun is in the heart of Nigeria’s oil industry and is the only community in the Niger Delta with a Federal University of Petroleum Resource. There is also a Petroleum Training Institute in the town.
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