Police Post Attack: 23 Arrested Over Death Of Security Guard In Anambra

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FILE: Suspects arrested in Imo State

23 suspects have been arrested over the violent attack on a police by hoodlums from Abagana, a community in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A security guard was shot dead and four police officers were wounded during the attack.

Briefing journalists at the Police Headquarters, Awka, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, said over 200 hoodlums from Abagana, invaded neighbouring Ukpo Community in the same local government area and swooped down on a Police post, shooting and destroying properties belonging to the police.

Mr. Okaula said the hoodlums were armed with explosives and dangerous weapons and carried out “an act of terrorism following the magnitude of the attack”.

He said a team of Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) identified and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), while still recovering another one at the scene.

The police boss also disclosed that one of the kingpins, one Mr. Amobi Ezekwe Ugbo, has been arrested.

It was gathered that the attack was as a result of a land dispute between Abagana community and Ukpo Community in which the land in contention had been sold to the Police by Ukpo community.

He, however, maintained that nobody should take the laws in his or her hands.

Recovered from the suspects where four pump action rifles with two live cartridges, three AK-47, three locally made pistols, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.

 

Jos Bombing: Governor Jang Orders Local Security Outfit Take-Off

jonah_jangThe Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, is asking the people of the state not to be cowed by the spate of bombings being launched by terrorists in the state, but to be courageous and hopeful for an abrupt end of the insurgents.

In order to provide additional support to other security agencies in the state in countering terrorism, the Governor announced the immediate take-off of a local security outfit to be known as ‘Neighborhood Watch’ in the state.

Governor Jang, who spoke at a special interdenominational service at the Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN, in Jos, the Plateau State capital, said that the state would overcome the atrocities of the insurgents if the people put their trust in God.

At least 76 persons were killed in two bomb blasts in the central area of Jos, the Plateau State capital on Tuesday, May 20.

The explosions, believed to have been caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), occurred around the busy Jos Main Market, between railway terminus and also at the temporary site of the Jos University Teaching Hospital.

Few days after, about three people died in another bomb blast on Saturday night along Bauchi road, close to a football viewing centre by University of Jos.

The blasts came as the Nigerian authorities continue the search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014.