A team of Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps have reportedly shot dead a young man identified as Papa NEPA and injured two others in Ikang, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River state.
The incidence occur today when the team went to seize petroleum products belonging to some youths of the area. This sparked some controversy between the team and the angry youths who attempted to resist them.
Investigation reveals that one of the civil defense officer started shooting sporadically at Ekpiri Ikang junction leading to the death of one of the youths popularly known as papa NEPA in the axis.
Reacting to the incidence, an eye witness who identified himself as Mr. Otu frowned at the incidence saying that the deceased was not part of the irate youths. According to him, the deceased is a law abiding citizen of the area who met his untimely death through the gun shoot of the officers. He called on the authorities to apprehend the officer who shot him and bring him to book.
The incidence attracted protest from youths of the area around Calabar metropolis as they vowed to take their grievances to the headquarters of the Corps in Calabar.