Reports reaching me have it that irate youths have burned down the Oporoma Police Station.
According to the source, the Oporoma Division of the Nigeria Police Police force arrested some youths for a yet to be confirmed offense and in the process, a trigger happy officer opened fire on one of the suspects, killing him on the spot.
In what could be described as a reprisal attack, an angry mob ceased the police station as some of the officers allegedly took to their heels but the DCO was unlucky as the mob reportedly gave him the beating of his life before setting the station ablaze.
As at filing this report, a phone call put across to the Caretaker Chairman of the LGA, Hon. Kia Ebidoughebofa confirmed he is already at the scene, trying to put the situation under control.
Oporoma is the headquarters of Southern Ijaw LGA, the largest LGA in the country.
......Isedirikonghen Ebi. Alhaji, reporting.