It appears that suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have struck Asaba. 

4 persons, including a woman, were killed by suspected IPOB members in the early hours of Saturday, September 16th following an attack on a Hausa community in the Delta state capital.

Several others injured were also injured in the attack.

Although the reason for the attack is not yet clear, it was reliably gathered that the lifeless bodies of the 4 persons, believed to be Hausas, have been deposited in the mortuary.

Alhaji Auwal Tukur, Special Assistant to the former Governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan said the incident occurred at the Abraka market, which has a very high presence of Hausas in the state.

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In a chat with Bounce News, Alhaji Tukur said: "Around after nine in the evening they came to cable mosque and threw a bomb but it didn't explode somebody took it and threw it into the river."

"The boys numbering over 20 went to the Hausa market at Abraka in Asaba and shot sporadically killing 4 people instantly and injured others" he said.

Security personnel from the Police and Army have been drafted to the scene and other flash point areas to forestall any reoccurrence or likely reprisal attack as tension continues to mount in other areas occupied by the Hausa Community in Asaba.

It was also gathered that the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is currently in Ibadan, Oyo State where he delivered a lecture at the University of Ibadan, in an occasion organised by the Alumni Association of the school who also presented him with an award.

Asaba had always been a point of refuge for Hausas in the south eastern part of the country whenever there was a crises situation. But with the unrest in the east owing to activities of IPOB members, it is feared that the crises has eventually spread to the capital city.

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