Riots in Onitsha as trigger-happy police kill youth,  Civil Defence kills another in  Umuahia

Youths in the business city of Onitsha are rioting at this moment over the killing of a young man by a trigger happy police officer.

According to eyewitness, some police officers were chasing some residents drinking at a joint. The young man, oblivious of the development, was coming out from his house to buy foodstuff.

He saw people running and wanted to run as well but fell down and a police officer suspected to be attached to Okpoko Police station shot him at close range.

At the time of filing this report, rioting is ongoing in the Nkpor New Tyre Market area of the city, with residents chanting, ‘no more sit at home, no more government’.

In a similar incident, a member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has killed a driver at Toll Gate, Umuikaa Junction in Abia State over bribe.

According to an eyewitness, a driver carrying food items was shot by a civil defence officer because he wont hive him bribe.

Youths in the area consequently descended on the checkpoint in the area, destroying it in anger.

Meanwhile, the Abia State Government has condemned the killing, describing it as one too many.

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