Fear Grips Abia as Hoodlums Set Another Police Station On Fire; Officers Scamper for Safety

Fear Grips Abia as Hoodlums Set Another Police Station On Fire; Officers Scamper for Safety

- Another police station has been razed down in Abia state

- Some hoodlums were said to be responsible for the attack

- IPOB, a proscribed secessionist group, had been accused of running riots in the southeast region of the country

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Bende local government area of Abia state has been thrown into pandemonium as gunmen invaded Ubani Market police station in the community and set it on fire.

The attack, according to Daily Trust, was perpetrated by some hoodlums on Sunday, May 9.

Fear Grips Abia State as IPOB Sets Another Police Station On Fire; Officers Scamper for Safety
Another police station has been razed down by IPOB in Abia. Credit: Joe Amos
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It was gathered that no life was lost, though police officers working at the station were forced to relocate to a nearby TradeMoore housing estate as insecurity rises in the southeast region.

Legit.ng notes that there has been continued violence in the southeast with many security officers losing their lives in the process.

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Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, police command on Friday, May 7, announced that a policeman was killed during a protest by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites in Abuja.

The information was made known to members of the public via a statement issued by the spokesperson of the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, and seen by Legit.ng.

According to the statement, 49 members of the group were also arrested during the protest and would be arraigned in court soon.

Security forces kill 11 ESN/IPOB fighters

In a related development, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army disclosed that 11 members of the ESN were killed by security forces.

The army said troops along with policemen killed the ESN fighters when they launched an attack on the police command in the Orlu local government area of Imo state on Thursday night May 6.

Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, a spokesperson for the army in a statement via Facebook on Friday, May 7, stated that the IPOB/ESN terrorists were completely obliterated when a reinforcement team of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force came to support the police personnel.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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