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How Suspected IPOB Members Kill Two Police Officers, Set Vehicle Ablaze

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Alleged members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ,  killed two law enforcement officials in Anambra State.

This was confirmed by the spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command, Haruna Mohammed.

He added that the attackers injured some officers whereas a police patrol van was set ablaze in the course of the incident which occurred in Oraifite city within the state.

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Mohammed defined that the security operatives had responded to a criticism towards on Ifeanyi Ejiofor, mentioned to be a lawyer to self-acclaimed IPOB chief, Nnamdi Kanu, on alleged case of abduction, assault occasioning hurt, and malicious injury to property.

The police patrol groups led by the Area Commander in Oraifite, Oliver Abbey, then mobilised and rushed to the scene with a purpose to arrest Ejiofor who was mentioned to have declined police invitation.

 

“As quickly as police arrived on the home, armed males suspected to be IPOB members descended on the police, set ablaze one patrol car and attacked them with rifles and machetes.

“As a result of the attack, two police officers whose identities are being withheld were killed by the suspected IPOB members while others were inflicted with machete cuts,” the Police Public Relations Officer mentioned.

He added, “The injured personnel were rushed to the hospital for medical attention and are presently receiving treatment.”

 

According to Mohammed, the command deployed reinforcements from the State Headquarters comprising personnel of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), and Special Anti-Cult Unit to the world.

He disclosed that this was at the side of Nigerian Army troops and different security companies who cordoned off the world with a purpose to fish out the culprits.

The command’s spokesman famous that the crew had begun a joint patrol within the city to forestall an extra breakdown of regulation and order.

He confirmed that some arrests have been made and the Commissioner of Police within the state, John Abang, has vowed to convey perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.

Meanwhile, the IPOB chief confirmed the incident in a statement credited to him however gave a unique account of what occurred.

He claimed that the police and military invaded his lawyer’s home whereas three IPOB members had been killed.

“Confirmed reports point out {that a} mixed crew of Nigeria police and navy assassination squad invaded the house of my lawyer in Oraifite, Anambra State this morning Monday in a bid to kill him and his household.

“Sadly three innocent Biafrans were killed by this invading force at his residence. This comes on the heel of yet another killing of two IPOB family members who were peacefully gathering in Arondizuogu on Sunday, December 1,” the statement purportedly authored by Kanu alleged.

Source : Channels

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