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Lockdown tragedy: Policewoman shot dead in Rivers

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A policewoman has been shot dead in Rivers State by an official of the State Task Force enforcing the Coronavirus lockdown in the state.

A policeman attached to the Task Force reportedly shot and killed the policewoman.

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The incident reported occurred at Eneka Town, Obio-Akpo Local Government Area, at about 5pm.

Sources told The Nation that the tragedy occurred when members of the taskforce arrived the area and began to destroy goods belonging to defiant street traders.

The new Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, who confirmed the development, said the policeman attached to the taskforce misused his weapon.

“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.

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