A group of suspected members of IPOB have attacked and killed two senior police officers in Anambra State.
On 2 December, 2019 at about 11:30am, there was a formal complaint against one Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor (a member of the proscribed IPOB) in Oraifite on alleged case of abduction, assault, and malicious damage to property.
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.
As soon as Police arrived the house, armed men suspected to be IPOB members descended on the Policemen, 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 personnels 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.
Meanwhile, some arrests were made and the Commissioner of Police, John B. Abang, has vowed to bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice. -Dedeigbo Ayodeji