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Uncertainty Kicks As Trigger Happy Policemen Kill 2 Protesters In Anambra



Two persons have been killed at Awkuzu, in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State after the police and villagers in the area clashed over the death of a 17-year-old boy, Chibuike Akaniru.

It was gathered that the youths attacked the Nteje Police Station, accusing the police of killing Akaniru.

Operatives of the Federal Special -Anti Robbery Squad at Awkuzu were mobilised to the scene of the incident. During the clash between the police and the protesters, two youths were reportedly shot dead.

A source who  narrated how Chibuike Akaniru died, said:

“A young man who was riding a motorcycle in the night tried to evade arrest and was hit by a policeman. He lost control of the motorcycle and died in the process. During the protest that greeted the incident , another youth was gunned down by the police. Human and vehicular movements were at a standstill for over three hours on the Onitsha-Expressway.”

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, however, denied the involvement of the F- SARS operatives.

“There is a law prohibiting motorcycle riders from operating in the state from 7 pm,”

“A young man (who was riding a motorcycle at night) , sighted some policemen and attempted to escape. In the process , he rammed into an oncoming vehicle and got injured. He died at a hospital. The youths in the area mobilised themselves that night and moved to the Nteje Police Station, accusing the police of killing their kinsman . But the police were quick to quell the protest.”

“they mobilised again and attacked the police station for the same reason; the police also handled the situation,” Mohammed said.

Photos: Two killed, journalist seriously injured as police, irate youths clash in Anambra over death of 17-year-old boy

The rampaging youths attacked a bus belonging to Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) which had conveyed a reporter and cameraman to cover the developing story of the killing, leaving a Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000) damage.

Reporters revealed that some of the youth are in custody.

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