Suspected members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
have reportedly attacked a Hausa community in Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State. Up
Eye witness account had it that suspected irate IPOB members had on Saturday and Sunday launched coordinated attacks on Hausa residents in Oyigbo, allegedly leaving 2 members of the community dead.
Reports by Daily Trust also have it that several people were injured in the attack during the course of the attacked in the state.
“The incident, which looks like a coordinated attack started on Saturday and extended to Sunday. Some youths suspected to be IPOB members invaded the area mostly inhabited by Hausa indigenes and attacked them with dangerous weapons. Two persons were said to have died in the attack while two other persons sustained serious injuries,” he said.
The Spokesman of the Northern community in Rivers State, Alhaji Musa Saidu, who confirmed the incident, condemned the attack.
Musa said the problem started when the suspected IPOB members armed with dangerous weapons attacked a base in Oyigbo that has a high concentration of Hausa indigenes.
The Chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Prince Gerald Oforji also condemned the attack and appealed to Hausa residents in Oyigbo to remain calm and not to take laws into their hands.