Hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Friday attacked Onicha Police Divisional Headquarters, Isu, Onicha local government area, Ebonyi state.
They set ablaze part of the building and about four patrol vehicles in the station.
A statement released by the state Police Public Relations officer, DSP Loveth Odah, said the hoodlums which inflicted machete injury on a police officer had sent a threat alleging that police were aiding Fulani herders.
The statement reads, “Today being 4/02/2021 at about 0325hrs hoodlums suspected to be members of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked Onicha Divisional Headquarters, Isu in Onicha L.G.A of Ebonyi State, set ablaze the left wing of the Division and four (4) patrol vehicles.
“This followed threats by the Proscribed Group who are alleging that the Police were protecting the Fulani Herdsmen who they accused of being responsible for the killing of one of their members Nwite Njoku ‘m’. One Policeman sustained machete cuts injuries during the attack and he is responding to treatment in the hospital.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State *CP Aliyu Garba psc+* took on the spot assessment tour of the Area and met with the stakeholders in the Community to seek ways with the community in carrying out the investigation on the matter.
“The CP while assuring the general public, particularly the residents of the state of his continued commitment to the protection of lives and property, urges all to remain law abiding as normalcy has totally return to the Area.”