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Four vehicles burnt, Police officers attacked as suspected hoodlums set Police Station on fire

By Gwan Shederak, Ebonyi

Suspected members of the Nnamdi Kalu led group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday, have set ablaze the Onicha Divisional Police Headquarters in Isu community of Ebonyi state.

THE NATIONS EXPRESS gathered that the members of the group, attacked the Police formation at about 3:25pm in the afternoon. It was learnt that the men burnt down a building and 4 Police vans.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mrs. Loveth Odeh, who confirmed the attack, said one of the officers attached to the Police station sustained injury to the hand as he was struck by one of the IPOB member with a cutlass.

She said, “On February 4, at about 3:25pm, 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, and set ablaze the left wing of the Division and 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.”

“One Policeman sustained machete cuts injuries during the attack and he is responding to treatment in the hospital”.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in 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 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 continues commitment to the protection of lives and properties, urges all to remain law abiding as normalcy has totally return to the Area”.

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