Charles Nwoke, Abakaliki, Nigeria.
Above, image from local news services, fair use.
No fewer than two police officers were murdered in Ebonyi State by criminals who launched attacks on various Police stations in the state in the wake of the #EndSars protests in the state.
Loveth Odah, Nigeria Police Spokesperson in the state, stated this on Thursday in Abakaliki, the State capital, when addressing newsmen.
She blamed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the attacks.
According to her four other policemen were seriously injured in the attacks while the miscreants also snatched two AK-47 rifles from the police.
“Some unscrupulous youths suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) took to the street of our peaceful State Ebonyi with evil intentions in the guise of #ENDSARS.
“The group went about, attacking, killing Policemen and burning/looting and destroying government/private properties in the State,” she said.
She gave the names of the two policemen murdered as PC Akpu Paul and PC Ali Sampson.
“On Wednesday 21st October 2020 the protest was hijacked by criminally minded miscreants suspected to be members of IPOB who invaded Central Police Station Abakaliki shooting sporadically at the Policemen.
“In the process, two Policemen (PC Akpu Paul and PC Ali Samson) sustained bullet injuries and two days later one of the victims PC Paul Akpu died while on admission at Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki ( A-E FETHA),” she narrated.