Two feared dead in Anambra, as police, youths clash – Two persons were feared dead on Wednesday at Nteje community, in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State as police and youths in the area clashed over the death of a native.
The youths, it was learnt, had attacked the Nteje Police Station accusing the police of killing their kinsman.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the neighbouring Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad at Awkuzu was mobilised for a rescue mission at the scene.
A source told our correspondent that, “A young man who was riding a motorcycle in the night was evading arrest when he was hit by the police and he lost control and died while another was gunned down during the protest.”
“Human and vehicular movements were paralysed for over three hours on the Onitsha-Express way.”
The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
He, however, said the FSARS at Awkuzu was not involved in the fracas.
He said, “You know there is state law prohibiting riding of motorcycles as from 7 pm in the state.
“So the young man on sighting policemen in the night, and in the process to escape arrest he rammed into an oncoming vehicle and got wounded.
” When he was taken to a hospital he was confirmed dead. The youths in the area mobilised that night mobilised themselves and moved to the Nteje police state, accusing the police of killing their kinsman.
“But the police were quick to mobilise and quelled the protest.
“This morning again(Wednesday), the mobilised again and attacked the police for the same reason; but the police were able to quell the situation.
He added that arrests had been made but declined to give any specific number at the time of filing this report.