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Biafra: Police allegedly shoot 17 IPOB members, others 70 arrested


No fewer than seventeen members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Tuesday were allegedly shot by a combined team of Police and other security agencies.
   

   
IPOB, in a statement signed by Emma Powerful and forwarded to Daily Post alleged that 70 others were arrested by the security agencies.

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According to Daily post, Mr Powerful noted further that if the same murderous zeal exhibited by the Nigerian Army and police in Ebonyi can be exhibited in the fight against terrorism, banditry and lawlessness in the north, peace and tranquillity will reign.

   

    In a swift reaction, the commissioner of police, Ebonyi state Police command who spoke to journalists through the PPRO, ASP Loveth Odah, debunked the allegations, stating that it only arrested six members of the group in a primary school in the state.
She said that IPOB members started attacking the security agents immediately they sighted them.

Loveth noted further that the IPOB members hit one of their DPO, one John with heavy stones on the head.
   

   
She added that he would have died but for the helmet he was wearing and bulletproof vest he also wore.

When contacted, the Spokesman of the Army, Musa Sagir did not respond to request for reaction at the time of this report.

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