On Tuesday, President Bola Tinubu expressed sorrow over the death of a two-year-old child in Delta State who was struck by a stray gunshot from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
On July 13, while NDLEA agents were conducting a raid at Okpanam in the Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, the child, Ivan Omhonrina, was killed by a stray bullet.
One-year-old Eromonsele, Ivan’s sister who was also struck in the left eye by a stray bullet, is currently receiving medical care at the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba.
The president instructed the NDLEA to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the event with a view to disciplining individuals found to be at fault, according to a statement released by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, Dele Alake.
Tinubu said: “I mourn the death of little Ivan and sympathise with his parents for the painful experience of losing an innocent child in a most tragic manner.
“Ivan did not deserve to die that way. We must ensure the incident did not end like that and that what happened to Ivan does not happen to any other person again.
“I also pray for the quick recovery of Eronmonsele, who was reportedly injured in that unfortunate event.
“That incident is unacceptable. We must unravel those who foisted agony on the Omhonrinas and ensure they are brought to justice.”