The Rivers State commissioner of police, Zaki Ahmed has fingered the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the alledged killing of a police sergeant at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Wednesday.
The state commissioner of police, also stated the irate youths attacked and injured two other policemen and burnt down their patrol vehicle.
Ahmed said it is the second attack on the police in Rivers by the group.
His statement while addressing newsmen on the incident reads:
“The command was awaken with yet another attack incident today (yesterday) at about 12:10 am, when some members of IPOB regrouped and launched a surprise attack at mobile policemen stationed at Oyigbo Junction, killing a police sergeant identified as Steven Daniel, attached to Mopol 19, injuring two others and burning down their patrol vehicle” .
“Also, one sterling SMG rifle belonging to the deceased officer was taken away by the attackers.
“They were, however, repelled by the police, about nine of them were arrested, bringing the total number of suspects arrested to 32.
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“They are helping us in the investigation and will be due in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
“The situation has since been brought under control. People are now going about their lawful businesses. I can assure you that justice will be done in the circumstance. All those connected to this senseless carnage will be brought to justice.
“We shall spare no efforts in dealing with any criminal element in the state.”