Yet to be identified men have killed a Police Officer attached to the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, whose identity is yet to be revealed.
It was alleged that the killers were members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who had vowed that there was no going back on the sit-at-home order on Thursday 1st of October, 2020 which is Independence Day.
According to reports, the deceased officer was on special duty at Oyigbo Local Government Area on Wednesday 30th September ahead of the independence day celebration, but was killed by unknown men while searching for food in the area around 9:30 pm.
It was futher gathered that the hoodlums who saw him thought he was coming after them, attacked him and took him to a bush path where they murdered him.
The incident has since sparked chaos in the area as many police officers were sighted moving into the area on a possible manhunt of the killers.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer of Rivers State, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident, details were still sketchy.
Omoni in a pre-Independence Day statement warned hoodlums acting in the guise of proscribed IPOB members to stay off the state or face the full wrath of the law, revealing that the command had made adequate deployment to curtail activities of miscreants in the area.