One person was reportedly killed on Tuesday while many others sustained various kinds of injuries as the police and some youths clashed in Onitsha, Anambra State clashed.
The incident, which happened at the Aba Park, off the Owerri/Onitsha Road, brought activities to a halt in the area for many hours.
Mr Haruna Mohammed, who is the police Public Relations Officer in the state confirmed the incident.
In his words, “There was an attempt by some miscreants to disarm the police at the new Aba Park, Owerri Road, when a police patrol team went there following intelligence reports that two suspected armed robbers, who escaped from lawful custody, were hiding in the park.
“The hoodlums, who emerged from an uncompleted building near the park, descended on the policemen in a bid to overpower them and snatched their rifles.