Suspected IPOB members torch Ebonyi Police station
Written by MaryGift Sunday on February 5, 2021
Suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) on Thursday attacked the Onicha Divisional Police Headquarters in Isu community.
The hoodlums, it was gathered, struck around 3:25 pm.
They allegedly set ablaze one of the buildings in the station and four patrol vans.
Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident.
Idaha said one Police officer sustained machete cut injuries from the attack.
She said:” Today being 4/02/2021 at about 0325hrs hoodlums suspected to be members of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked Onicha Divisional Headquarters, Isu in Onicha L.G.A of Ebonyi State, set ablaze the left-wing of the Division and four (4) patrol vehicles”.
“This followed threats by the Proscribed Group who are alleging that the Police were protecting the Fulani Herdsmen who they accused of being responsible for the killing of one of their members *Nwite Njoku ‘m’”.
“One Policeman sustained machete cuts injuries during the attack and he is responding to treatment in the hospital”.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State *CP Aliyu Garba psc+* took on the spot assessment tour of the Area and met with the stakeholders in the community to seek ways with the community in carrying out the investigation on the matter”.
“The CP while assuring the general public, particularly the residents of the State of his continued commitment to the protection of lives and properties, urges all to remain law-abiding as normalcy has totally returned to the Area”.