IPOB Kills Police Officer, Injures others in Nnewi
On 23/11/2018 at about 11:55 am,there was intelligence report that members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were sighted gathering in their hundreds near Teaching Hospital, Owerri Road, Nnewi with intent to cause a breach of the Public Peace.
Following the report, Police Patrol teams led by the Area Commander, Nnewi ACP Nnanna Ama mobilised and rushed to the scene in order to disperse and prevent them from causing a breakdown of law and order.
However, as soon as Police arrived the Scene, the rampaging IPOB members descended on the Police, set ablaze one Patrol vehicle and attacked them with machetes and stones.
They also marched towards the Agbaedo Market shouting “NO ELECTIONS WITHOUT REFERANDUM.”
As a result of the attack, the DPO, CPS, Nnewi Division, CSP Babalola Adewunyi, ASP Micheal Duru attached to Area Command, Nnewi and Inspector Akinbami Olaniyi attached to CPS Nnewi were inflicted with machete cuts. The injured personnel were rushed to the Hospital for medical attention; where the Inspector was certified dead by a medical doctor while the DPO and the ASP are presently receiving treatment.
Consequently, the Command deployed reinforcements from the State Headquarters comprising of PMF, FSARS and Special Anti Cult Units who dispersed them and restored normalcy in the area.So far thirty four suspects have been arrested while Joint Police /Army Patrols are still ongoing in the town to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
Meanwhile, two AK 47 rifles and one Beretta Pistol loaded with ammunition were snatched from the Police by the IPOB members and efforts are being intensified to recover the rifles and apprehend the fleeing suspects in order to bring them to justice.
Finally, the Command implores members of the Public to go about their lawful businesses and further reiterate that IPOB is still a proscribed organization and its’ activities remain illegal.
SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For -Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command
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Report By: PRNigeria.com