There was disarray in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State after some hoodlums reportedly attacked and killed a policeman in the community on Thursday.
The deceased, whose identity had yet to be ascertained, was attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Information gathered revealed that the incident happened on Wednesday around 9.30pm after the victim, who was on duty, took permission from his superior officer to buy food.
His corpse was reportedly dumped on a bush path.
A source who spoke on the incident noted that the hoodlums were members of the Indigenous People of Biafra who came from Abia State through a border community.
The source said, “Some IPOB members killed a policeman and dumped the body in the bush; it was someone passing that saw the body and reported to the police. They must have come in from Abia State.”
The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, adding that details of the attack were still sketchy.
Omoni, however, added that the state Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, had ordered a manhunt for the assailants