A policewoman was shot dead in Rivers State by a state task force official when enforcing the state lockdown on Coronavirus.
The policewoman was allegedly shot and killed by a police officer assigned to the task force.
The reported incident occurred around 5 pm at Eneka Town, Obio-Akpo Local Government Area.
Sources told The Nation the disaster occurred when Task Force leaders arrived in the region and began burning products belonging to defiant street traders.
The new Police Commissioner, Joseph Mukan, who confirmed the incident, said the gun was misused by the policeman attached to the task force.
“A policeman attached to the taskforce did the shooting. He was shooting anyhow and in the process killed another policewoman. The policewoman was hit by a stray bullet.”
Mukan, who spoke at about 8:20pm, said the policeman was immediately arrested, disarmed and subjected to orderly room trial.