According to reports, a yet-to-be-identified man has been shot to death by security agents at Ogidi community, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
However, some people in the community alleged that he was shot by a vigilante while others noted that he was shot by an officer of the Department of States Services.
It was gathered that the victim was at home preparing to visit his wife who just delivered a baby when a suspect, identified simply as China, who was being chased by security agents, ran into his house.
While trying to apprehend the suspect, one of the officials reportedly opened fire and a stray bullet struck the victim down.
An eyewitness, said the incident generated a series of protests in the area as youths in the community took the corpse to the local government secretariat to express their grievances over the development.
A source said, “An innocent man was shot dead by officials of the DSS this morning. The security operatives were looking for a cultist who ran into the deceased’s compound. The man just woke up and they were about to pray, but he excused himself to urinate outside, and the next thing was a gunshot.
“We heard the security operatives were claiming they thought it was the man they were chasing that they shot. The dead man didn’t even know someone ran into his compound.
“He just came out to urinate but got hit by the bullet before returning to his family members for the morning prayers. He had also planned to visit his wife who just put to bed early in the morning. He had not even seen his newborn child. He is the only son of his parents.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident. He further noted that peace has returned to the community.