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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Delta police command arrests two suspected IPOB members over alleged shooting, killing of four persons

The Delta State Police Command have arrested two suspects for their alleged involvements in the shooting and killing of four persons at Abraka Market,Asaba.

The Delta State Commissioner of Police,CP Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim disclosed this in a statement signed by the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer,DSP Andrew Ania.aka.

CP Ibrahim gave the names of the suspects as Abraham Ndudi ‘m’, 24 years old from Kwale, and Okereke Ifeanyi ‘m’, 21 yrs from Kwale and Ogbaru in Delta and Anambra States.

CP Ibrahim Stated that the suspects were arrested from their hiding place on the ceiling of a major hotel in Abraka, Asaba, where they had fled into in their dire bid to escape arrest noting that they are already helping the police in their investigation.

The Police boss also stated that efforts are on top gear to arrest the third suspect, whose real name is yet unknown but simply identified as Last Burial.

While promising that investigation has commenced on the incident with a view to finding out the motive behind the shooting and the possible involvement of other conspirators in the unwarranted shooting and wounding of innocent persons, CP Ibrahim enjoined the non indigenes and indigenes alike not to panic or even contemplate any reprisal action as the law will surely take its course.

CP Zanna commiserated with the relations and friends of both the deceased and injured and assures them, as well as other citizens and residents of the state, that everything humanly possible is being done by the police and other security agencies towards ensuring their utmost safety at all times.

CP Ibrahim along with his management team will be meeting with the leadership of non-indigenes and other key actors in the state over the unfortunate incident by 4pm today at the Police Officers Mess, Okwe, Asaba.


It would be recalled that on Friday, 15th September, 2017, at about 10.45pm, three armed men, all in black outfits, suspected to be members of a cult group or Indigenous People of Biafra,IPOB fired indiscriminately into Abraka market, Asaba, predominantly inhabited by non-indigenes of the state and in the process killed four persons namely: Usman Abdullahi ‘m’, aged 45yrs, Ali Sidi ‘m’, aged 70yrs, Ibrahim Zubairu’m’ aged 30yrs and Hauwa (surname unknown), aged 22yrs, and injured five others who are currently recuperating at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.
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