Residents of Aba, the commercial city of Abia state have accused police officers in the state of attacking innocent people who are going about their normal businesses.
There has been apprehension in Abia and other neighbouring states following the recent attacks on police and correctional facilities in Imo State.
However, on Thursday morning, it was reported that gunshots rocked a police area command in Aba, and residents who were going about their normal businesses where ordered to return to their houses.
But, while speaking in a video interview this morning, one Mr Longinus Ibekwe, a resident of Aba and a Keke (Tricycle) driver narrated that police officers attacked them without any provocation. He lamented that his new Keke which he parked beside a place he went to eat was destroyed alongside other Keke and vehicles.
He said, “I was parked in front of a place where I was eating. It happened that we saw team of policemen that came in and began to shoot gun here and there. Everybody scattered from the very scene. Everybody run away.
“Not knowing that after they must have gone for the first time, they came back for the second time as a form of reinforcement. And began to destroy all the Keke and vehicles that were parked here.
“They destroyed my Keke and still rolled my Keke down to their station. So, I have not seen it now. A new Keke, brand new.”
When asked if the police were provoked into attacking the area, the man said, “No provocation at all. Nothing!”
Watch the video below.
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