President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of executing two operatives of the Nigerian Police Force.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in a statement released on Monday said the security outfit of IPOB, Eastern Security Network carried out the murder.
According to the Minister, those behind the “killings, who videotaped their heinous act and circulated such will be apprehended and brought to justice”.
Mohammed described the murder of the police operatives as horrific, barbaric and cannibalistic manner, as an unacceptable attack against the state.
The minister listed the victims as ASP Francis Idoko (AP No. 154945); Inspector Emmanuel Akubo (AP No. 222336) and Inspector Rufai Adamu (AP. No. 285009).
He further stated, “They were abducted by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), acting on the instructions of their leader, Chinonso Okafor, aka TEMPLE, on 27 November 2021.
”Inspectors Akubo and Adamu were killed, their decapitated bodies videotaped and circulated widely. The leader of the ESN team that killed the two officers is one ‘GENTLE’.
“Okafor, the most influential commander of ESN in charge of Imo and the Anambra States, as well as ‘Gentle’ and all those who perpetrated the abhorrent act, will be made to face swift and sure justice.”
Naija News had earlier reported gunmen executed a daring ambush attack on operatives of the Nigeria Police in Anambra State.
The policemen who were travelling, ran into an ambush by the gunmen as confirmed in a statement on Sunday by the Anambra Command spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu.
He explained that the policemen fought back after running into the ambush but two of them lost their lives while one is still unaccounted for.
Tochukwu revealed that the gunmen burnt the bodies of the slain officers.
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