Tension is rising in Ihite Uboma council area of Imo state as angry youths set ablaze Divisional police Headquarter Situated at Isinweke after an alleged killing of a youth by a trigger-happy police Officer.

Two Police officers also sustained machete cut injuries in the incident.

Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, has confirmed the incident.

He said policemen who went for an arrest in the area were attacked by the youths, injured two policemen and freed a suspect.

Mr. Ikeokwu said the officers in a bid to protect themselves from the fear of being lynched by the irate youths, may have fired in the air leading to a stray bullet hitting one of the youths who later died in a hospital.

The police spokesman noted that policemen have been deployed to the station, adding that the state Commissioner of police, Nasiru Muhammed, has ordered investigation into the matter as a peace of the graveyard now prevail in the area.


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