IPOB Assaults Hausa Group In Imo, Kills 7 Members
Suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, have killed seven individuals in an assault on Hausa neighborhood in Oroge, Owerri West Native Authorities Space of Imo State.
Confirming the assault to DAILY NIGERIAN on Friday, the Hausa neighborhood chief (Sarkin Hausawa), Auwal Bab-Sulaiman, who represents Northern Group within the Council Conventional Rulers within the state, stated the incident occurred on Monday night time.
In keeping with him, eight folks sustained accidents in the course of the assault and are presently receiving remedy on the Federal Medical Middle, Owerri.
“They shot at six folks and beheaded one individual and took away the pinnacle, eight folks sustained accidents and had been rushed to the Federal Medical Middle Owerri as a result of Oroge neighborhood is nearly 10 minutes drive to Owerri city,” he disclosed.
Mr Sulaiman added that the gunmen returned to the neighborhood on Wednesday however had been repelled by the police.
“After killing our folks on Monday, they got here again once more on Wednesday to assault however fortunately the police had been capable of foil the assault and killed two of the gunmen,” stated Mr Suleiman.
The neighborhood chief added that the assault had brought about panic locally as many individuals have fled their properties out of worry of one other assault.
Whereas noting that these kiilled had been dwelling locally for over 20 years, Mr Suleiman defined that the pinnacle of conventional rulers within the state had despatched a delegation to sympathize with members of the Hausa neighborhood over the incident.
When contacted, the state commissioner for Info and Technique, Declan Emelumba, stated the police are presently investigating the incident.
In keeping with him, the assault was a pure act of criminality which didn’t goal the Hausa neighborhood.
In the meantime, the spokesman of Northern Elders Discussion board, NEF, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, had condemned the alleged focusing on and killing of Northerners within the Southeast area of the nation.
Writing on his Twitter deal with on Friday, Mr Baba-Ahmed stated such heinous crimes, if not not abated, may worsen neighborhood relations in different elements of the nation.
The elder statesman added that politicians who would wish the assist of Northerners within the 2023 basic elections ought to instantly condemn the acts.
“It is rather harmful as a result of it may worsen neighborhood relations in different elements of the nation.
“We have to hear clear and emphatic condemnations from those that need our votes,” Mr Baba-Ahmed tweeted.
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