There is high tension in Awkuzu Anambra state following a clash between the youths of the community and men of the Nigeria police Force, Oyi Division.
IGBERE TV correspondent reports that trouble started yesterday evening when police officers on patrol in the area allegedly killed an okada rider (commercial motorcyclist).
Though the death of the Okada rider was said to be a mistake, eye witnesses say the incident did not go down well with the youths and his colleagues in the community as they mobilised and stormed a police station.
Reports say Some officers who were on duty took to their heels to avoid being caught up in the attack as the villagers completely vandalised the station
Meanwhile, following the directive of the state governor, Willie Obiano, to the Honourable Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Uchenna Okafor, peace has been restored in the community.
The commissioner met the angry youths who had already overrun the police station and urged them to calm down as he told that the police officers responsible for the Okada rider’s death will be brought to justice. .