The Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of
Biafra, IPOB, has reportedly killed a Police Sergeant, at Oyigbo
Express, in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, confirmed this when briefing the Press in Port Harcourt.
The name of the Police victim was Sgt. Steven Daniel, who was attached to the Police Mobile Force.
The Commissioner of
Police disclosed that Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB also injured two other
Policemen, and set a patrol vehicle ablaze during the surprise attack.
Ahmed said: “They were however, repelled
by the Police, were about nine of them were arrested, bringing the
total number of suspects arrested to 32. They are helping us in the
investigation, and will be due in court as soon as our investigation is
“As a Command, we have been able to
bring the situation under control; people are now going about their
lawful businesses. I can assure you that justice will be done in the
“All those connected to this senseless
carnage will be brought to justice. We shall spare no effort in dealing
with any criminal elements in the State.”
He disclosed that during the clash, a
driver, one Inspector Emaikwu Ochochi, was badly injured by IPOB
members, and has been admitted at the hospital.
He added: “They also carted away one
AK-47 riffle with sixty rounds of live ammunition, and one Berretta
pistol with eight 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.”