IPOB: 3 Suspects In Police Custody Over Asaba Killings
Police officials have arrested 3 persons alleged to have killed some Hausa indigenes in a market in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
The Police Command in Delta State confirmed the arrest of a third suspect since it began investigation into the incident on Saturday.
After a meeting with residents of the Hausa settlement where the attack occurred, the State Commissioner of Police, Zann Ibrahim, gave an assurance that every law abiding resident in the state is safe.
“We are on top of the situation to give residents that feeling of safety despite the events that occurred yesterday.
"We have three suspects in our custody. Two of them were arrested yesterday (Saturday) and we have just nabbed the third person who is believed to have masterminded the act and he’s helping us with our investigations,” the Commissioner said.
Security presence is heavy around Abraka market, a Hausa settlement in the Delta state capital located along the Asaba-Onitsha expressway.
The market was attacked by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Residents say at least 4 persons were killed.
Reports suggest it is a spill over of the crisis that started in Aba after the army deployed troops for operation Egwu Eke II.
The military has said it was not launched because of any individual or group, insisting it is a routine operation aimed at reducing cases of kidnapping, robbery and other vices.
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