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ESN, IPOB behind killing of traditional rulers in Imo – Police



The Imo State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Hussaini, on Wednesday, linked the killing of two conventional rulers within the State to members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, and the Jap Safety Community, ESN.

Hussaini disclosed that the Njaba Native Authorities Council didn’t inform the police concerning the assembly with conventional rulers the place gunmen killed two of the rulers, NAN studies.

Unknown gunmen had killed some conventional rulers throughout their assembly at Nnenasa group, Njaba Native Authorities Space of the State on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, the Commissioner disclosed that he deployed his males to the venue of the incident on getting the data.

In an announcement by the State Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, the Fee stated: “Since hoodlums razed Njaba Police Division and killed two officers, solely policemen on vehicular patrol had been posted to the realm to assist verify crime.

“When the command acquired wind of the assault, the Commissioner of police mobilised the command’s tactical unit to the assembly venue to foil the assault.


“At about 3p.m., data was obtained that hoodlums, suspected to be members of the proscribed Impartial Individuals of Biafra/Jap Safety Community (IPOB/ESN) had been attacking the venue.

“It was at the place the Transitional Chairman of Njaba Native Authorities Council, Mr Emeka Ihenacho, was holding a gathering with some tranditional rulers.

“The Commissioner of police instantly dispatched the command’s tactical crew to the scene and on their arrival, they had been knowledgeable that the hoodlums had fled into the bush on sighting the police.

“On the scene, it was revealed that the council’s transitional chairman had invited and was having a gathering with 15 conventional rulers of Njaba communities with out informing the police or different safety businesses.

“Whereas the assembly was in progress, bandits suspected to be IPOB/ESN members got here and began capturing at them indiscriminately, after which they ran again into the bush.”

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