A policeman whose identity is yet to be ascertained has been killed by unidentified hoodlums in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The slain policeman was said to have been attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters in Port Harcourt.
It was gathered that the incident happened after the victim, who was on duty, took permission from his superior officer to buy food.
His corpse was reportedly dumped on a bush path.
PUNCH reported that a source alleged that the assailants were members of the Indigenous People of Biafra who came from Abia State through a border community.
The source said, “Some IPOB members killed a policeman and dumped the body in the bush; it was someone passing that saw the body and reported to the police. They must have come in from Abia State.”
The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, adding that details of the attack were still sketchy.