The embattled Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have allegedly attacked police in Anambra state of Nigeria, maiming and burning  Assistant Commissioner of Police and a Sector Commander of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

The proscribed group, IPOB, have allegedly attacked police in Anambra, killing Assistant Commissioner of Police and a Sector Commander of Special Anti-Robbery Squad aka  SARS.

Although the identities of the victims are not officially revealed but a reliable source says that the Oraifite Area Commander, ACP Oliver Abbey and Ichi sector commander of SARS, CSP Patrick Agbazue are the two victims.

It was a gruesome scene as the attacker killed them and did not stop there but went ahead to burn their bodies

The command spokesperson , Haruna Mohammed however confirmed the attack, saying the incident occurred on Monday when policemen were dispatched to arrest suspected IPOB members.

The statement reads “On 2/12/2019 at about 11:30 am, there was a formal complaint against One Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor ‘m’ (a member of the proscribed IPOB) in Oraifite on alleged case of abduction, assault occasioning harm and malicious damage to property,”

Mr Mohammed who is a superintendent of police further stated that, 

“Following the report, Police Patrol teams led by the Area Commander, Oraifite ACP Oliver Abbey mobilised and rushed to the scene in order to arrest the suspect who declined Police invitation.

However, as soon as Police arrived the house, armed men suspected to be IPOB members descended on the Police, set ablaze one Patrol vehicle and attacked them with rifles and machetes. As a result of the attack, two Police officers whose identities are being withheld were killed by the suspected IPOB members while others were inflicted with machete cuts. The injured personnel were rushed to the Hospital for medical attention and are presently receiving treatment.

“Consequently, the Command deployed reinforcements from the State Headquarters comprising of PMF, SARS and Special Anti Cult Units in conjunction with the Army/other Sister agencies who cordoned off the area in order to fish out the culprits, while Joint patrol are still ongoing in the town to prevent further breakdown of law and order.“  He added

Though, some arrests were made and the Commissioner of Police CP John B. Abang,fdc vowed to make sure the law takes it full wrath on  the perpetrators

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