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Just In: Covid-19 Taskforce Kills Female Police Officer in Rivers State

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The Task Force in Rivers State enforcing lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has killed an unidentified policewoman in the state.

It was gathered that a policeman attached to the taskforce pulled the killed his colleague, who was not a member of the taskforce.

The incident was said to have happened at Eneka Town, Obio-Akpo Local Government Area, at about 5pm. The Nation reported that the tragedy occurred when members of the taskforce arrived the area and began to destroy goods belonging to defiant street traders.

The Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, who confirmed the development, stated the policeman attached to the taskforce was reckless with his weapon.

He said: “A policeman attached to the taskforce did the shooting.

“He was shooting anyhow and in the process killed another policewoman. The policewoman was hit by a stray bullet”.

Mukan, who spoke at about 8:20pm, said the policeman was immediately arrested, disarmed and subjected to orderly room trial.

“As I am talking to you, the orderly room trial is ongoing. If we conclude it this night, we will arraign him tomorrow”, he said.

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