Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Police Arrests 200 Suspects Over Destruction Of Police Station, Vehicles, Other Buildings In Anambra State

No fewer than 200 suspects involved in a fracas between the Abagana community in Njikoka Local Government Area and Ukpo, in Dunukofia Local Council Area of Anambra State were arrested on Monday by the Anambra Police Command.

The suspects allegedly burnt two police vehicles and destroyed five buildings in the area.

It was gathered that the suspects attacked a Divisional Police Officer in Ukpo and three other policemen. A police guard on duty at the arena, Emmanuel Okafor, was killed.

Briefing newsmen on Monday while parading the suspects, the state Police commissioner, Mr. Sam Okaula, said those involved in the dastardly act would not go unpunished.

He said the suspects invaded the police station with dangerous weapons  and descended on the police post while also engaging on heavy firing.

It was gathered that the problem was over land disputes between Ukpo and Abagana communities.

The CP said, “It could be seen from the magnitude of this unwarranted attack that the perpetrators obviously embarked on what appears to be like an act of terrorism.”