Rivers State Commissioner of Police (CP), Joseph Mukan, has accused proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as masterminds of Wednesday’s armed attacked which left two police personnel killed and two police stations razed.
Mukan, counting his Command’s losses over the development on Thursday said rampaging IPOB members masquerading as #ENDSARS protesters attacked four police formations in different parts of the state.
He said, “21/10/2020 at about 2130hrs, hoodlums, about 500 suspected members of proscribed IPOB invaded Oyigbo Area Command, Oyigbo and Afam Police Stations, setting them ablaze and damaging about fifteen vehicles including one Armored Personnel Carrier (APC).
Two Police Officers were killed and some arms and ammunition carted away by the hoodlums. In another attack at the Mile 1 Police Station, same rampaging IPOB members under guise of #ENDSARS Protests made frantic attempt at burning the Police Station and office of Eagle Crack Squad.
“They were however repelled by superior fire power of the Police, as three of them were fatally wounded in the exchange of gunfire, while eight (8) of them were arrested and immediately transferred to State CID where they are currently helping in our investigation.