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Friday, 17 April 2020

Police Kills One at Nkpor, Wound Several Others


By Princewill Akubumma | For Biafra Writers

April 17, 2020

NKPOR - Around quarter past 2pm on Wednesday, the 15th of April, 2020, men of the Nigeria police force opened fire at Nkpor residents, specifically at a place called New Tyre market, Nkpor, Onitsha province of Anambra state. According to an eye witness who pleaded anonymity, the trigger-happy police officers killed a young man named Ebuka Nwonye in Ezego street Nkpor.

Narrating the ugly incident, the eye witness told Biafra Writers Correspondent who went to the scene that men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, were drinking themselves to stupor in a nearby liquor store when all of a sudden they moved to arrest the boys playing football in the street.

There was no clear reason for the arrest and this got other residents infuriated. Having suffered oppression in the hand of the police who have capitalized on the lockdown due to corona virus to make indiscriminate arrests and extort money from the poor and suffering people of the state, the residents opposed the arrest, demanding that the police tell them the offence of the boys they are taking away. The terror-inflicting police squad then opened fire on the people, killing Ebuka and injuring others.

Late Ebuka Nwoye was a boy of about 25 years old who hailed from Ebonyi state. His friend, Ekenechukwu Obieze, who attended to him after being short by the police, was himself shot and knifed severally by the drunken police officers. The poor boy is now hospitalised but according to sources close to him, his chances of surviving are quite slim.

The incident triggered a protest by many bystanders and occupants of the street who felt that the killing of the innocent and unarmed Ebuka was a grave injustice that requires retribution. Ebuka’s corpse was later taken away to an unknown destination by a certain police D.P.O who arrived at the scene with police trucks filled with armed police men.

The extra judicial killing in Southeast Nigeria by the Nigerian police, army, and navy is on the rise on a daily basis, and has to be stopped before it causes an unrest that will spell doom for any uniformed personnel in that region. As it is said, when injustice becomes the order of the day, resistance becomes a duty.

Edited by Nelson Ofokar Yagazie
Publisher: Offor Princewill A.

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