Tension in Aba as hoodlums attack police station, cart away weapons

Tension in Aba as hoodlums attack police station, cart away weapons

– An unexpected civil unrest has reportedly occurred around the Abayi area of Aba

– The suspects behind the reported attack have not yet been identified

– The police have commenced an investigation into the incident

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Suspected hoodlums have attacked the World Bank Housing Estate Police Station, Abayi in Aba, and carted away weapons.

Daily Trust reported that the police station was burnt in the attack which reportedly occurred on Tuesday, February 23, around 2am.

Tension in Aba as hoodlums Attack police station, cart away weapons

Anti-riot policemen at a protest ground.
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A source told the newspaper that the attack took the police by surprise.

He said the situation has created more tension in the city, as police officers are now working in fear.

Vanguard reported that the attack was confirmed by the police spokesperson in Abia state, Geoffrey Ogbonna who confirmed the attack said the attackers also sustained casualties

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Meanwhile, following his arrest, a criminal who specialises in pickpocket has revealed the number of phones he has stolen within a year and two months.

According to the 27-year-old, he had stolen 240 mobile telephones from commuters in Lagos.

He claimed he started operating one year and two months ago after learning the trade for 15 days and only operates between Thursdays and Saturdays.

In another news, troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army have arrested 20 people suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Orlu town, Imo state

Members of the group who were made up of 16 men and 4 women have all been handed over to the Nigerian Police Force by the army.

Vanguard reported that this was confirmed by Col Aliyu Yusuf, the deputy director, army public relations on Monday, February 22.

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He said a police officer was killed in the incident.

Meanwhile, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo has spoken about the presence of operatives of the Nigerian Army in Orlu community of the state.

During a press briefing on Friday, February 19, the governor said he invited soldiers to Imo state to restore normalcy and set the affected community on the path of peace again.

He said the IPOB is responsible for the deaths of many innocent citizens and security operatives and their action is posing a threat to the peace of Orlu and Imo state.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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