Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John Abang, on Monday disagreed over the invasion of the country home of the activist’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, and the killings of two persons at the place.
Kanu had in a tweet earlier in the day alleged that policemen from the state command invaded his lawyer’s home and killed his followers.
He tweeted: “This morning, Nigerian forces invaded Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor’s home, my lawyer to assassinate him and his family members. Sadly, the forces killed two #IPOB family members.
The Fulani caliphate ruling #Nigeria need to stop this ongoing jihad in Biafraland.”
However, Abang in a statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Haruna Mohammed, accused IPOB members of killing two unnamed policemen.
It reads: “On the 2/12/2019 at about 11:30 am,there was a formal complaint against One Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor ‘m’ (a member of the proscribed IPOB) in Oraifite on alleged case of abduction, assault occasioning harm and malicious damage to property.
“Following the report, Police Patrol teams led by the Area Commander, Oraifite ACP Oliver Abbey mobilised and rushed to the scene in order to arrest the suspect who declined Police invitation.
“However, as soon as Police arrived the house, armed men suspected to be IPOB members descended on the Police, set ablaze one Patrol vehicle and attacked them with rifles and machetes. As a result of the attack, two Police officers whose identities are being withheld were killed by the suspected IPOB members while others were inflicted with machete cuts.
“The injured personnels were rushed to the Hospital for medical attention and are presently receiving treatment.
“Consequently, the Command deployed reinforcements from the State Headquarters comprising of PMF, SARS and Special Anti Cult Units in conjunction with the Army/other Sister agencies who cordoned off the area in order to fish out the culprits,while Joint patrol are still ongoing in the town to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
“Meanwhile, some arrests were made and the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc who is on his way to the scene has vowed to bring perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice.”