A young man simply identified as Nyebuchi has been allegedly stabbed to death by a police officer identified as Chinedu.
Some yet to be identified police officers also subsequently shot two persons, Gladstone and Turuchi at Atali/Elimgbu Police station Rivers state.
A report of the ugly incident was shared on Twitter by a prominent Nigerian musician popularly recognised as Ruggedman.
His tweet: “Nyebuchi was stabbed to death minutes ago by a @PoliceNG officer called Chinedu. Precious Gladstone & Turuchi were subsequently shot by officers at Atali/Elimgbu Police station Rivers state.”
Details of the incident are still scanty as at the time of filing this report.
Nyebuchi’s killing is coming days after some trigger happy police officers shot dead a young man named Kolade Johnson and a lady named Ada Ifeanyi in Lagos state.
The recurrent rate of extra-judicial killings by the police has re-ignited the call by Nigerians not only reform the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) but the entire police structure.
See tweet below:
A 13 year old by the name Precious Gladstone & Turuchi (27) were shot by men of the @PoliceNG when youths went on protest against the murder of Nyebuchi.#JusticeForTuruchi#JusticeForNyebuchi#JusticeForPreciousGladstone#EndPoliceBrutality pic.twitter.com/DsgRh430z5
— Port-Harcourt People (@AskPHPeople) April 18, 2019