Biafra – Police kill two MASSOB members in Onitsha

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Two members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra, MASSOB, were reportedly killed by two policemen attached to Okpoko Police Division, Onitsha, Anambra State, while others sustained injuries. Vanguard reports.

Trouble was said to have started for the MASSOB members when a woman reported a case of assault against one of the MASSOB member, but he supposedly put up a fight when the Police tried to arrest him.
The deceased was said to have called other MASSOB members on phones and on arrival at the scene, Udeaja/Ibe Street, they reportedly attacked the policemen. The policemen in self-defence used the suspect as shield while the attack was on and in the process a team of policemen arrived, which made the members to run away, while the suspect was arrested.

At the Police station, the deceased was said to have complained of severe pains as a result of the attack on the policemen that used him as a shield during the assault from MASSOB members. He allegedly gave up the spirit minutes later. Another MASSOB member died when a rival group reportedly beat him to coma at Edeh Road

. It was gathered that trouble started for the deceased when a woman complained to a MASSOB member that a rival member assaulted her and immediately the member mobilized his colleagues and they beat him unconscious and he died minutes after. In anger and in solidarity with the deceased, residents of Okpoko mobilized and razed the shop of the woman while she fled.

Confirming the incident, the Okpoko DPO, Mr. Olabanji Kayode, said the investigation is in progress.

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