Police recover bombs from IPOB leader’s home

Reports say a joint team of security personnel stormed the IPOB leader’s home on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

The Abia State Police Commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi made the disclosure while speaking with the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Operations, Force Headquarters, Taiwo Lakanu, in Umuahia, Abia state

The Abia police boss also said “They were armed with petrol bomb. They burnt police vehicles and carted away three pump actions and other police materials. Some officers were injured and in fact as I’m talking to you, one of the injured police officer, an ASP is dead.

“The doctors tried their best to save him, but they couldn’t. Now, we have lost a soul. And you know what it takes to train a police officer. And you know the vacuum created. Once a police officer is gone, it takes a minimum of one year to train another.

“Simultaneously, they carried other attacks on law abiding citizens of this nation. You could see along the road the destruction of vehicles belonging to citizens. Certainly you cannot say that that is a peaceful demonstration. I think this attack was orchestrated to get arms which they succeeded in doing. Thank God the police succeeded in securing other arms. They attacked a bank may be with the intention to get more money to buy arms.”

The Defence Headquarters, on Friday, September 15, 2017, branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a militant terrorist organisation and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group.

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