Tuesday, January 25, 2022

IPOB kills police sergeant in Rivers

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Segun Adeyemi

Suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Tuesday attacked police, killing a sergeant at a border town enclave between Rivers and Abia State.

Although the police are yet to officially speak on the incident, security sources confirmed the killing to DAILY NIGERIAN, saying the attackers took away the slain policeman’s rifle.

On the same day, IPOB members also attacked the Hausa community in Oyibo Local Government Area of Rivers.

Sources said the incident occurred when members of IPOB who gathered at Timber Junction awaiting other members to join a procession to Aba, Abia, attacked Hausa residents of the area.

Video evidence shows IPOB members searching for Hausa residents among travellers as the violence escalates.

Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, had imposed a three-day curfew as military continues ‘show of force’ in Umuahia as part of Operation Python Dance II (Egwu Eke II).

It was observed that the Oyibo section of the Aba-Port Harcourt expressway was shut down with human and vehicular movements restricted.

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