CRISIS IN ANAMBRA TOWN AS POLICE ALLEGEDLY SHOT YOUTH TO DEATH
There is a crisis in Anambra town as youths are currently protesting the death of their brother, Anthony Okafor who was allegedly killed by the Nigeria police.
According to the angry youths, the police shot the deceased while trying to enforce the COVID-19 lockdown in Enugwu-Ukwu Njikoka local government area of Anambra State.
Pained by the death of their brother, the youths in the community staged a massive protest in front of Ubu Umunri Enugu complex, where they burned tires and blocked the streets.
One of the protesters held a placard with the inscription “Anthony Okafor killed by Nig Police deserve to live.”
Anthony is one of the many lives lost to trigger happy security forces during the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
In April, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) reported that Nigerian Security forces enforcing the lockdown in Nigeria had killed more people than Coronavirus itself.
As of April 16, law enforcement officers had killed 18 people, the rights group said.