According to the information coming out of Rivers State, a police officer identified as Chinedu has allegedly slashed a resident of Atali/Elimgbu, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, identified as Nyebuchi to death on Thursday.
This reported extra-judicial killing is coming on the back of IGP Adamu’s warning to police officers to desist from the misuse of power or risk being dismissed from the force. IGP Adamu warning came after the public outrage over the killings of innocent Nigerians across the nation.
At the forefront of the police killings were the shooting of Kolade Johnson and a lady Identified as Jessy in Lagos. This led to staunch criticism of the operations of the Nigerian Police Force.
After the stabbing of Nyebuchi on Thursday, reports have it that the youths of the community gathered themselves and marched to the police station in the area to protest the killing. However, according to report, the angry youths were welcomed with sporadic shooting by the police officers at the station.
According to report, the youths fled the scene of the shooting for safety. But the continuous shooting by the police officers led to the death of a13 year old identified as Precious Gladstone and another victim identified as Turuchi. The two were shot by men of the Police when youths were trying to escape the unexpected shooting of the police officers.
Officers of Atali/Elimgbu Police station have alleged to be the culprits.