Some policemen from Abia State Command reportedly went on rampage at the Ndiegoro axis of Aba, Abia State, and set shops ablaze in the area over the death of their colleague and his missing riffle.
According to reports, some policemen from Aba area command were responsible in setting the shops ablaze, in continuation of the search for the missing riffle of a colleague from Ndiegoro Police Division, shot dead by armed robbers.
The killed Inspector’s AK-47 riffle was reported to have been taken away by the gunmen who attacked the police team at the Iheorji area of the city.
A resident of the area who spoke under the cover of anonymity for fear of being arrested said, “There has been series of raids and indiscriminate arrests of residents and innocent citizens in the area since last week.
“This has forced many residents to flee their homes to take refuge in other parts of the city.
“One would not know why the police will continue their onslaught on residents of the area, moreover when there is no evidence the gunmen are residing in the place”.
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Meanwhile, Governor Ikpeazu has expressed great concern over the mass arrests of citizens around the Ndiegoro area of Aba by officers of the Nigeria Police, over the alleged killing of a policeman around the area.
In a statement by his Chief press Secretary (CPS), Onyebuchi Ememanka, Ikpeazu however condemned any act of hostility against security agents anywhere in Abia State.
While informing that government will work with the police in the State to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous act, Ikpeazu however assured the citizens in the area of his administration’s determination to bring the situation under control, as innocent citizens according to the governor, must be protected at all costs.