Aggrieved soldiers stormed Rumukpakani police station in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Thursday over the death of one of their colleagues.
A resident told TheCable that a policeman opened fire on a soldier after a heated argument.
Two soldiers who lodged at a hotel in Rumukpakani were said to have gone out in search of food in the community.
The soldiers who were on mufti bore arms which caused tension in the community. Some residents reportedly alerted the police.
“When the police came, they asked the soldiers to follow them to their station but the soldiers refused and an argument broke out,” the resident said.
“One of the policemen opened fire on the soldier who died in the process and the other one ran back to inform his colleagues.”
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