In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, September, 2020

Killers Of Two Hausa Settlers In Rivers State Not IPOB

Killers Of Two Hausa Settlers In Rivers State Not IPOB




Some irate youths who killed two Hausa settlers in Oyigbo city, Oyigbo Native Authorities Space, weren’t members of Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), Rivers state police has stated, in response to a report by Vanguard.


The police made the assertion after a spokesman for Northern Neighborhood in Rivers, Alhaji Musa Saidu, had alleged that two merchants have been killed and two others wounded when irate youths suspected to be members of (IPOB) attacked Hausa settlement within the space.


In response to him, “The suspected IPOB members armed with harmful weapons attacked an space populated by Hausa indigenes on Saturday and once more on Sunday, killing two petty merchants whereas two individuals sustained critical accidents.”


He stated the attackers by no means declared the motive for the assaults, nevertheless, however contended that it won’t be unconnected with earlier threats issued to Hausa group in Rivers by suspected IPOB members, urging Police to fish out the killers.


Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the event, nevertheless, discountenanced the pointer to IPOB as being chargeable for the assaults.


Omoni stated ”We’re very a lot conscious of that incident. The one distinction with the storyline now we have is the labelling of the group as IPOB. That’s what we’re not in phrases with.

“Investigation has been ordered in a bid to unravel identities of people who carried out the act. So for now labelling them IPOB is misplaced. Within the first place, there’s nothing like IPOB.

“IPOB has been proscribed so no person can function beneath the guise of IPOB. IPOB in legislation is non-existent. What we’re saying is that it has no authorized backing.”


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