The Task Force established by the Rivers State government to enforce the lockdown directive to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic has, on Thursday, killed a policewoman in the state.
The incident reportedly happened at Eneka Town, Obio-Akpo Local Government Area, at about 5pm.
The unidentified policewoman was killed by a fellow policeman attached to the force.
According to eyewitnesses, members of the task force arrived at the area and started destroying goods of defiant street traders.
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan said:
“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”.
Concerning the erring policeman, he said:
“As I am talking to you, the orderly room trial is ongoing. If we conclude it this night, we will arraign him tomorrow.”