Ebubeagu security operatives on Sunday allegedly shot dead 25-year-old Kelechi Ogbonna in Amaeshe, Oguta in Oguta Local Government Area of the Imo State.
The killing of Ogbonna, an undergraduate sparked protest in the areas even as the suspects reportedly injured other youths who were trying to escape.
It was learnt that the police later intervened to quell the situation and avert more casualties.
Angered by the killing, the youths moved the dead body to the residence of the immediate past Interim Management Committee Chairman of Oguta LGA as they protested.
This is coming a week after the alleged killing of several youths who had gone for a wedding ceremony by members of the same security outfit.
The youths called on the government to bring the killers of Ogbenna, an undergraduate of Priscilla Memorial Grammar School, Oguta to justice.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said that the youths only questioned why the Ebubeagu security operatives should come to arrest a youth without the approval of the police.
“They came to arrest a youth but they were questioned if policemen were aware. They started shooting and in the process killed Kelechi Ogbonna. They injured others and they had been hospitalised,” he said.
Another youth in the area said the youths stoned the Ebubeagu operatives. “So one of them released a shot that hit the deceased.”
The youth president of the community, Chinagorom Origbo, said that the incident had been reported to the police.
He said that the youth organisation was demanding justice in the matter.