Imo Community Boils, Residents Flee As Nigerian Policemen Clash With Youths

In a shocking development, the Amakpaka community in Imo State's Mbaise Local Government Area has been deserted following a reported clash between police officers and some youths.

According to TheCable, the clash began in the early hours of Friday when officers reportedly stormed the community to arrest one Agu Ugochukwu.

According to sources, Ugochukwu was accused of assaulting one Nick Akobundu, a retired police officer and the Umuawada autonomous community's chief security officer (CSO).

According to Chima Uzoigwe, a resident of the community, Akobundu was beaten up for alleged high-handedness and intimidation.

"In return, Akobundu requested that police arrest Agu Ugochukwu, one of the youths who assaulted him," Uzoigwe said.

"Policemen arrived at their family house to arrest Agu Ugochukwu, but he was not there at the time of the arrest." Officers then attempted to arrest his brother, who was not involved in the incident, and he resisted arrest, resulting in the fracas.

"One of the police officers was injured, as was Ugochukwu's brother's leg, after which the police officers left and returned to the village, where they set fire to Ugochukwu's father's house."

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