On Saturday morning, chaos reigned in the Kabba area of Kogi State after a young boy was killed by an unidentified police officer over N20 sachet water.
According to reports, the boy’s death sparked a large protest in Kabba town by angry young people in the area.
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It was also learned that protesters barricaded the police station in Kabba, chanting war songs while law enforcement agents used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
According to eyewitness accounts, the boy was allegedly drinking from a sachet of water belonging to the police officer when he was killed.
On Saturday, the incident was confirmed by Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka.
According to Egbuka, the accused officer only tried to defend himself after an altercation with the victim, according to a preliminary report.
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The state’s Commissioner of Police has stated that an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the killing.