20170918

Petrol Bombs Recovered From Nnamdi Kanu’s House

The Police in Abia State has disclosed that soldiers recovered Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol bombs from the house of fleeing IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The items are now in the custody of the police, according to Police Commissioner Anthony Ogbizi.
While briefing the visiting Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Operations, Force Headquarters, Taiwo Lakanu, in Umuahia, CP Ogbizi said the Station Officer of the Ariaria Police Divisional Headquarters in Aba that was attacked last week by suspected members of IPOB has died.

He had sustained serious injuries when the station was attacked by the arsonists and was subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment.

Ogbizi said the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) died early yesterday in an undisclosed hospital where he was receiving medical attention.

The Police Commissioner also said 37 suspected members of IPOB were arrested in the state in connection with last week’s unrest.

The suspects will be arraigned in court.

30 were arrested by soldiers in Isiala Ngwa area of the state, while the remaining seven are accused of having a hand in the Friday looting and burning of the Ariaria Police Divisional Headquarters.

CP Ogbizi told the visiting Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Operations, that efforts were on to arrest more suspects in connection with the mayhem.