At exactly 9:24 am this morning, a member of the Nigerian police force at a roadblock in Mbesilaru community of Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State. Today shot dead a young man who delivers bags of sachet water around the community.
According to Newscrystal.com.ng correspondent, the delivery man immediately drove pass the police men on roadblock when he was asked to pay a certain amount of money.
The policeman on uniform swiftly raised his gun and shot directly at the back of the delivery guy, the victim died immediately as result of loss of much blood.
Until 10am this morning, residents of the community were seen chanting war songs while protesting peacefully along the road but the joint task force drawn from various units of the Nigerian police force including the Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (SARS) displaced aggrieved protesters with sporadic shooting in the air and Teargas.
There is tension in the community over the death of this young man as residents express fear.
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