June 13, 2021

President Buhari speaks on killing of Policemen, attacks on Military, Police formations

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a warning against continued attacks on Police and Miilitary formations in the South-East of the country.

In a Press statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President condoled with all who lost family members due to what he described as the “madness” going on in parts of the country.

The Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant wing of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), is suspected to be behind the spate of attacks on military and police formations in the southeast.

The President called on all local leaders to talk to their youths and warn them against being used to incite and foment violence.

The President asked: “If we attack institutions guarding us, who will protect us in future emergencies?”

The latest of such attacks happened on Sunday. Hoodlums suspected to be affiliated with the proscribed IPOB razed Ubani Police station, along Umuahia-Uzuakoli-Akara road, in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.

The police station, which was established to serve the Ubani International Market and a private housing estate along the road, was attacked by the arsonist in the early hours of Sunday.

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