A group of hoodlums in Auchi, Edo state have reportedly attacked policemen who were enforcing the curfew in the state over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chidi Nwabuzor, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Edo, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Saturday.
Mr Nwabuzor, a deputy superintendent of police, said that serious manhunt is presently ongoing to arrest the hoodlums.
According to him, ”on Friday night at Auchi, the officer, one Insp. Felix Egbon, and some colleagues were enforcing the COVID-19 curfew imposed by the federal government.
“While on it, some mob attacked them, during the attack, unknown hoodlums emerged and shot at the deceased officer.
“The officer was immediately rushed to the Central Hospital in Auchi, where he was pronounced dead.
“A serious manhunt is presently ongoing to arrest the hoodlums whose numbers can not be ascertained,” he said.