Soldiers kill suspected IPOB members in Abia
Police restore normalcy in FCT community
Abia State Police Commissioner, Mrs. Janeth Agbede, yesterday, said soldiers on guard at a bank in Arochukwu, have killed three suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
She said that members of the proscribed group numbering about 50 had attacked the soldiers with guns and machetes.
According to her, the soldiers made a counter-attack and three of the hoodlums were neutralised during an exchange of fire.
“The superior firing power of the soldiers made the hoodlums disperse. As of now, the effort has been intensified to track down the fleeing hoodlums,” she said.
Agbede urged members of the public to report anyone seen with a bullet wound to the nearest police station or any law enforcement agency.
MEANWHILE, Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, Babaji Sunday, has deployed an intervention team to Mpape community to restore peace and enhance public safety.
The deployment, according to FCT police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, followed a report of leadership feud and death of one Abdul Rahman Usman, which resulted in public disorder and threatened safety and security of residents in the area.
She said: “The CP noted that the Command has commenced discreet investigation into the circumstances that led to security challenge in the community and the death of Usman, to bring perpetrators to justice.
“The CP called for calm and enjoined residents to go about their lawful endeavours as normalcy has been restored to the affected community.
“He warned aggrieved parties to seek legal means of addressing their grievances rather than resorting to violence, as the Police will not condone any act that will lead to the breakdown of law and order.
“The CP implored residents to report all suspicious movements, emergencies or distresses.”