IPOB ‘attacks police for protecting Fulani herdsmen; sets station, patrol vans on fire’

Biafra separatists are being blamed over a fire attack on a police base in Ebonyi State.

Hoodlums reportedly invaded the police premises around 3:25pm on Thursday, setting fire to one of the buildings in the station. Four patrol vans were also razed, police spokesperson Loveth Odah said in a statement.

Idaha said one police officer sustained matchete cut injuries from the attack.

The statement read:

“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”.

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“This followed threats by the proscribed group, who are alleging that the police were protecting the Fulani Herdsmen whom they accused of being responsible for the killing of one of their members Nwite Njoku (male).

“One police officer 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 took on the spot assessment tour of the area and met with the stakeholders in the community to seek ways of investigating the matter.

“The CP, while assuring the general public particularly the residents of the state of his continues commitment to the protection of lives and properties, urged all to remain law abiding as normalcy has totally return to the area”.

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