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Biafra Clash: 1 Officer Killed, 32 IPOB Members Arrested, 2 Police Vans Burnt in Rivers State

at 07:14 PM, 13 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed says thirty-two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have been arrested.

CP Zaki said the thirty-two were among those who allegedly caused mayhem at Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.

He also confirmed the killing of one police officer, adding that many others sustained injuries.

Briefing newsmen at the Command’s Headquarters in Moscow road in Port Harcourt, the Commissioner of Police, however, said normalcy has since been restored in Oyigbo just as he vowed that all those involved in the violent attack will be made to face the wrath of the law.

CP Ahmed also dismissed reports that a mosque was touched during the attack, adding that there is no justification to the actions of the pro-Biafran agitators.

According to him, “The said group who had no justification for their action also attacked a Police van from Training School Nonwa enroute Port Harcourt International Airport and burnt the Police van to ashes.

“The driver Inspr. Emaikwu Ochochi was badly injured and is now on admission. They also carted away one AK 47 riffle with sixty rounds of live Ammunition, and one Berretta Pistol with 8 rounds of live Ammunition.

“At the end of their rampage, many vehicles were damaged and stores burnt.

“The timely response of the Police restored normalcy and brought the situation under control as I made adequate deployment to arrest the situation. The mob were dispersed with minimum force thereby restoring law and order. At the end of which 23 IPOB members were arrested.

“However, the Command was awaken to yet another sad incident today at about 0010hrs, where the same dare devil IPOB members regrouped and launched a surprise attack on the Mobile Policemen stationed at Oyigbo junction, killing a Police Sergeant identified as Sgt. Steven Daniel attached to 19 PMF, injuring two and set a patrol vehicle ablaze as a result of which a Sterling SMG Riffle belonging to the deceased Sgt. was taken by the hoodlums.

“They were however repelled by the Police, where about 9 of them were arrested, bringing the total number of suspects arrested to 32. They are helping us in Investigation and will be due in Court as soon as our Investigation is concluded.”
gogoman at 07:23 PM, 13 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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oya make dem bring it up
sandra78 at 07:28 PM, 13 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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Tension is high now....
Floyd29 at 10:33 PM, 13 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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Nigeria should take it easy.
dareper at 10:46 PM, 13 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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breaking up loading....
faka4u at 11:02 PM, 13 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 10:46 PM, 13 Sep 17
breaking up loading....
for ur plastic mind,....brkup fire
fineboy77 at 11:51 PM, 13 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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I know how truthful the Nigerian Police and Army truly are. Please all these idiots like Haso112 should join the bandwagon already
ejikeiyo at 01:49 AM, 14 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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jereva at 07:46 AM, 14 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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OkeEyitayo at 08:18 AM, 14 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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using force against violence at times is never a solution. Dialogue and respect of individuals view
Oworen25 at 09:23 AM, 14 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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What else kill them?
tegonwa at 11:41 PM, 15 Sep 17 (6 days ago)
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Horrible.May God Save Us.Amen.Nawaa O!
yawa_don_gas at 05:29 AM, 16 Sep 17 (6 days ago)
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?
Why why?
Na yawa life, yawa goes on


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