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Hoodlums attack another Ebonyi police station, burn 3 vans

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By Ruth Oginyi

The Ebonyi police command, Thursday, accused the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of attacking police facilities at Onicha local government area of the state.

According to a statement by the police public relations officer in Ebonyi state, PPRO, DSP Loveth Odah, unidentified hoodlums invaded the police division at Isu, last Thursday, burning down police facilities, including three Hilux vans. The hoodlums were said to have accused the police of protecting Fulani herdsmen who, they said, killed the residents of the state.

“Today being 4/02/2021 at about 0325hrs hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked Onicha divisional headquarters, Isu in Onicha local government area of Ebonyi state, set ablaze the left-wing of the division and four (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 cut 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 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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