Suspected members of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday attacked the Onicha Divisional Headquarters in Ebonyi State, injuring one officer and setting ablaze four patrol vehicles.
The command’s Public Relations Officer DSP. Odah Loveth Obianuju, confirmed the incident in a statement.
She said, “Today being 4/02/2021 at about 0325hrs hoodlums suspected to be members of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked Onicha Divisional Headquarters, Isu in Onicha L.G.A of Ebonyi State, set ablaze the left-wing of the Division and four (4) patrol vehicles.
“This followed threats by the Proscribed Group who are alleging that the Police were protecting the Fulani Herdsmen who they accused of being responsible for the killing of one of their members Nwite Njoku ‘m’”.
DSP Obianuju noted that one policeman sustained machete cuts injuries during the attack and is responding to treatment in the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State CP Aliyu Garba has taken the spot assessment tour of the Area and met with the stakeholders in the community to seek ways with the community in carrying out the investigation on the matter.
The CP while assuring the general public, particularly the residents of the State of his continuous commitment to the protection of lives and properties, urged all to remain law-abiding as normalcy has totally returned to the Area.