There was commotion in Port Harcourt on Thursday morning as some irate soldiers invaded and ransacked a police station following the killing of one of their colleagues by policemen.
It is understood that the incident which took place at the police station located along Aba George Road caused pandemonium while there was traffic gridlock in the area for several hours.
It was gathered that the murdered soldier, who lodged in a hotel at Elioparanwo area of Port Harcourt, had stepped out of the hotel on mufti with his rifle.
While he attempted to board a tricycle, some policemen in a patrol van accosted him and opened fire, allegedly mistaking him to be a miscreant.
Nigerian Guardian reports that shortly after the shooting of the soldier, his colleagues who were still in the hotel were notified and they quickly alerted others in Port Harcourt.
Within a few minutes, scores of soldiers stormed the Ada George Police Station and barricaded the area to demand for the particularly trigger happy policeman who slain their colleague.
Some policemen who may have anticipated a reprisal attack were said to have absconded from the station before the arrival of the teeming soldiers.
Meanwhile, Rivers State Police spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Nnamdi Omoni, said that normalcy had been restored in the area.