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Two police officers killed as hoodlums, security agents clash in Abia

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Abia Protests endsars

Two police officers have reportedly died in clashes between security agencies and hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest in Abịa State.

One of the police officers was killed on Tuesday even as the mob burnt a police station along Umuoba road axis of Ogbor Hill in Aba.

We learnt that the station was razed when a policeman fired shots at #EndSARS protesters, who refused to disperse when ordered to do so by the police.

This led to a clash with the protesters during which the policeman was killed, while over 15 protesters were said to have sustained injuries from gunshots.

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The situation degenerated further when reinforcements from other security agencies arrived and they also clashed with the hoodlums, leading to residents scampering for safety.

The injured protesters were said to have been taken to a missionary hospital located in the area for treatment.

The mob also attacked Eziama Police Division near the popular Bata junction along Aba-Ikot Ekpene Expressway.

It was learnt the angry youth carted away valuable items from the popular Zone 6 police station housing the Dragon Unit of the Force under the Abia State Command.

The chaotic situation, which saw some youths setting up bonfires on major roads, forced roadside traders and their counterparts in various major markets to close shops.

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