Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB on Wednesday allegedly killed a police sergeant at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The state commissioner of police, Zaki Ahmed, who confirmed the killing, said the irate youth also injured two other policemen and burnt down their patrol vehicle.
Ahmed said it is the second attack on the police in Rivers by the group. He added that police were also able to arrest nine of the attackers, bringing the total number of suspects arrested to 32. He also said the situation has since been brought under control as people are now going about their lawful businesses.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army says it is investigating a video being circulated on the social media, which shows Army personnel assaulting some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra. The source of the video could not be verified as at the time of filing this report, but the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sanni Usman, said they are aware of it.
He, however, said the Army had gotten complaints of the said video, adding that it had commenced an investigation into the matter while the report would be made public.