Suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have burnt down a police divisional headquarters in Isu, Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
They were also said to have set ablaze four patrol vehicles belonging to the division and injured one policeman during the attack.
The Ebonyi State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident.
“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.”
” The proscribed group had alleged 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’.
“One Policeman sustained machete cut injuries during the attack and he is responding to treatment in the hospital,” she said.
DSP Odah further noted that the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, CP Aliyu Garba, had taken on the spot assessment of the incident in the area.
She also stated that the Commissioner, on Thursday, met with stakeholders in the community so as to seek ways towards arresting the culprits.
“The CP, while assuring the general public, particularly the residents of the State of his continuous commitment to the protection of lives and properties, urges all to remain law-abiding as normalcy has totally returned to the Area,” she explained.