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IPOB members allegedly attack Asaba police station, 4 nabbed

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By Emma Amaize
ASABA – DELTA State Police Command said, Thursday, some members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, invaded the “A” Division, Asaba with guns and other dangerous weapons to raze the police station.

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The Command in a statement by ASP Chukes Orisewezie for the Public Relations Officer, PPRO, said, “On 15/04/2019 (Monday) at about 10015hrs, some members of outlawed IPOB group in their large number armed with guns, dagger knives, fuel and other dangerous weapons invaded and attacked ‘A’ Division Police Station, Asaba.”

“In their desperate bid to raze down the station, the hoodlums attacked and open fire at the policemen for resisting them. The police officers led by the DPO promptly replied fire forcing the hoodlums to beat a retreat.

“During the melee, four (4) members of the groups were arrested namely, Nwafor Ifeanyi (M) aged 33 years, Ifeanyi Nwafor (M), Arinze Orji (M) aged 21 and one Ekene Otakpo, who sustained gun injury and presently receiving treatment at FMC, Asaba.

“Items recovered from the arrested suspects include one pump action gun with four (4) hire cartridges and two (2) expended cartridges, assorted suspected criminal charms, four (4) dagger knives, Four (4) IPOB flags, placards bearing, ‘Reerendum, Asaba get ready for your referendum today’ and ten (10) litres of petrol.

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“On preliminary investigation suspects admitted being members of IPOB. Suspects and exhibits handed over to State CIID for investigation,” he added.

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