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Angry Mob Set Police Station Ablaze as Police Kill Youth in Imo

Angry youths in Umuoke community in Obowo local governmentarea of Imo State have set a police station on fire after a police officer wassaid to have killed one of them.

The police station at Umuoke was set ablaze when a youth identified as Ikenna Ogbunigwe was confirmed dead at Mercy Hospital within the community, following gun shot by the police officer.

Ikenna Ogbunigwe was confirmed dead Photo
Ikenna Ogbunigwe was confirmed dead

Upon his death, one of his friends led a violent protest tothe police station, where he carted away firearms from the station and releaseddetainees.

In the fracas that ensued, the divisional police officer,DPO, was said to have narrowly escaped.

According to eye witness account, the deceased was shot deadby the police officer over a minor argument at a restaurant.

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