ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Abia State Police Command has stated that members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) actually clashed on Sunday in Afara-Ukwu, home town of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to a statement made available to Sundiata Post on Sunday, DSP Geoffrey Ogbonna, public relations officer of the Abia State Command, a policeman received a machete cut on his back and head, a soldier was injured while a woman, one Mrs Grace Nwokeukwu also received a machete cut on her head.
The full statement reads:
RE: CLASH BETWEEN THE MILITARY AND IPOB MEMBERS AT AFARA-UKWU, UMUAHIA.
Today 10/09/17 at about 1730hrs, there was a clash between the military who claimed they were test driving their repaired APC and members of the IPOB at Afara, the community where the IPOB leader resides.
During the clash, a Policeman was given machete cut on his head and back, one of the Soldiers on the military APC, attached to FOB Umuahia was injured in his left wrist and one Mrs Grace Nwokeukwu of Umuobasi lsiama Afara, Umuahia also had a matchet cut on the head.
All the victims were taken to Police Clinic Umuahia for treatment, while the situation has since been brought under control without any loss of life.
DSP GEOFFREY OGBONNA, ANIPR.
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
ABIA STATE COMMAND.