Fetish object placed in front of Abia Police Station ‘to ward off gunmen’




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UMUAHIA – of Bende road in Umuahia, capital of Abia State, woke up on Tuesday morning to a sight of a fetish object in front of the Police Area Command.

A visit to the scene revealed the object placed in the area where human and vehicular movements have been restricted.

Some residents, who discussed in hushed tones, said was placed there to protect operatives a series of attacks.

Abia is of the where gunmen have staged multiple attacks.

Officers have been killed and many police stations set ablaze in recent times. Efforts made to get the reaction of SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, Police Public Officer in the state, on the development did yield results as he neither answered calls nor responded to messages sent to him.  (Daily Trust)