The Delta State Police Command has arrested four suspected members of the outlawed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) after firearms were recovered from them.
Concise News learned that the Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Orisewejie Chuks, makes this known in a signed statement.
Chuks, who mentioned the names of the four suspected IPOB members as, 33 years-old Nwafor Ifeanyi, (21years) Ifeanyi Nwafor, 21 years-old Arinze Orji and Ekene Otakpo, who sustained gun injuries and presently receiving treatment at FMC, Asaba.
He said the suspected IPOB members allegedly invaded the “A” Division Police Station, Asaba with guns, dagger knives, fuel and other dangerous weapons in a bid to raze it down on 15/04/2019 at about 10015hrs.
The acting PPRO revealed that the hoodlums attacked and opened fire at the Policemen for resisting their entry.
“The Policemen led by the DPO promptly replied fire forcing the hoodlums to beat a retreat. During the melee, four (4) members of the groups were arrested.”
Chucks, however, said the Police recovered, “one pump action gun with four hire cartridges and two (2) expended cartridges, assorted suspected criminal charms, four dagger knives, Four (4) IPOB flags, plat cards bearing referendum, Asaba get ready for your referendum today and ten (10) litres of petrol from the arrested suspects.
“On preliminary investigation suspects admitted being members of IPOB. Suspects and exhibits handed over to State CIID for investigation,” he added.