Over the weekend, the situation in the Aguleri village, which is located in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state of Anambra, was thrown into chaos after the police opened fire on protesting youngsters from the community.
According to reports, things got off to a rocky start on Saturday morning when the police opened fire on two juveniles they had just apprehended on an expressway. According to the police, the juveniles were involved in online fraud. The result of this was a protest spearheaded by local youngsters against police violence and extortion in their town, which culminated in a march to the police station.
The demonstrators, however, were dispersed with violence by the police, who opened fire, which resulted in a fight between the youngsters and the police. On the other hand, it was said that armed people came to the area later and started shooting at the security officers, which went on for a few hours.
On Sunday, the day after the incident, reinforcements were nonetheless sent to the village.