There was a violent protest in the Karmo area of Abuja on Monday following the killing of a businessman, Solomon Eze, by a police officer.
Angry residents of the area reportedly stoned an Assistant Commissioner of Police and Abuja Municipal Area Council officials who visited the community to pacify the people.
Some youths were also said to have attempted to burn down the police post in the community.
A policeman reportedly fired in the air and the deceased was hit by a bullet.
A resident, Don Iyke, explained that the policemen had arrested two unidentified men for undisclosed reasons and were about taking them away when Eze and others accosted the cops.
“The AMAC Chairman and other police officers visited the area to appeal to the people this morning (Monday), but some youths threw stones at them and the police fired tear gas to disperse the boys,” he added.
The Federal Capital Territory police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed the incident, adding that the officer who killed Eze had been taken into custody.