There is pandemonium in Oron town in Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State as policemen, said to be in the Inspector General of Police team, have allegedly shot four men dead.
The bad news happened Friday evening as members of the ‘rice drivers association’ were allegedly intercepted by the squad, during their election.
Fillers reaching this reporter has it that the exercise was peaceful as the people had concluded electing their chairman and other executive members.
FirstNews learnt that the election was monitored by some police officers led by the DPO of the area, CSP Benjamin Kunle.
Accordingly, members of the IGP squad were said to have arrived at the venue shortly after the election and attempted arresting some of the people.
The members said the police shot continuously in the crowd leading to the death of about four members of the association.
The squad is said to have left the scene in a frenzy atmosphere as they ran into their waiting vehicle to head back to Uyo.
Speaking with our correspondent, an eye witness, whose name may not be mentioned for security reasons, said that the commander of the army base in Oro was equally present at the election.
However, the DPO, Benjamin Kunle, has pleaded with Oro youths to remain calm as he was yet to ascertain whether the police officials were on official duties.
One of the police in the team was however identified with the nickname, ‘Abuja’ and said to be notorious for illegal duties.
Contacted for reaction, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Odiko MacDon, said he was yet to have the information.
MacDon promised to take up the hint for possible confirmation.