IPOB, MASSOB kill 2 cops in Asaba

By Amaechi Okwara

Members of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and MASSOB yesterday killed two policemen and injured two others while carrying out their protest in Asaba, Delta state.
It was learnt that the group threw two of the injured policemen into the River Niger at Cable, while one was later rescued alive.
The Command had sequel to rumours of the planned protest deployed men  to strategic locations in Asaba.
The state police command while confirming the incident said based on the rumours, policemen were deployed to handle the situation.

Acting police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Charles Muka, said: “To the chagrin of the Command, the obnoxious irate groups attacked our men and army patrol team at three locations, killed two policemen and injured two others at Cable and Abraka areas and made away with one AK.47 rifle and one smoke riot gunner from the killed and injured policemen.
“The unlawful groups also damaged Ibusa Division patrol van and a military patrol van. In the ensuing confrontation with the groups, four members of the illegal group were fatally wounded, while eightwere arrested.

The group was successfully dispersed and Benin/Onitsha expressway and the town made free for people to move and go about their businesses.”
Muka, therefore, advised parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to toe peaceful path and pursue whatever agenda constitutionally.
The Command stated that security agencies would not “fold their arms and watch a few persons take laws into their hands and cause mayhem in pursuit of whatever agenda.”

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