There was tension in Aba, Abia state, on Tuesday, July 7, after a policeman shot and killed a revenue taskforce official and wounded another.
According to eyewitness reports, a policeman attached to Crunches, a fast-food restaurant, opened fire on members of Abia State Taskforce Board of Internal Revenue.
One of the taskforce officials identified as Ifeanyi Kalu was killed instantly while another person was seriously injured, causing others to run for safety.
An eyewitness said trouble started when a driver of the fast-food restaurant (Crunches) called policemen that their bus has been driven away by the taskforce.
Policemen allegedly arrived with “AK-47″ and” they started shooting sporadically”. A bullet hit Ifeanyi Kalu and another man.
The eyewitness adds: “Both of them have been taken to the hospital. Many people are running for safety and the Crunches office has been shut down.”
The death of Ifeanyi Kalu reportedly led to pandemonium.