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Flooding: Police Shoots Protester Dead As Residents Barricade Road In Portharcourt

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At least one person was killed during a protest by residents of Nkpolu community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers state on Monday.

It was gathered that the protesters barricaded the East-West road, over the inability of both the state and the federal government to deal with the recurring flooding that has wrecked the community in recent months.

Residents trooped out to register their displeasure over government’s negligence by sitting at the middle of the road in the early hours of Monday, thereby causing heavy traffic gridlock along the east-west road.

According to reports, one of the protesters identified as Aleruchi Woke, was shot dead as police stormed the vicinity to disperse the demonstrating crowd.

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