- A pure water seller, whose name is yet to be ascertained, was reportedly killed by a policeman in Rivers state
- The incident caused tension in the area with angry youths threatening to burn down a police station
- Police brutality and alleged human rights abuse are issues that have often plagued Nigeria
The September 30 environmental sanitation day in Rivers state led to the death of a pure water seller in Port Harcourt, NAIJ.com has learnt.
The pure water seller was allegedly killed by an officer of the Nigeria Police Force for reportedly failing to observe the sanitation in which the movement of residents is restricted for three hours.
The incident happened along Okporo Road while the young man was said to be on his way to supply water to customers.
The killing forced some angry residents to threaten to burn down the police station.
NAIJ.com reports that police brutality in Nigeria has remained a major issue for the country and its government.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers recently accused the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of being responsible for most of the kidnappings taking place in the state.
Wike alleged that the commander of SARS in the state, Akin Fakorede, and some of his men had been indicted by an official police signal. He said the signal also showed that the operatives are responsible for many deadly robberies across the state.
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