On Monday, the Anambra State Police Command detained a suspected gunman in Eke-Awka Market, Awka, Anambra State, for attacking a police patrol squad.
The suspect, upon seeing the police patrol car, pulled out his cutlass and other hazardous weapons and began chasing the policemen, shouting, “go back home, today is sit-at-home in Biafra Land, go home and observe the day,” according to a source who asked not to be identified in the print.
The Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) Monday sit-at-home order, which aims to pressure the Nigerian government to release their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from DSS prison, has become a part of the zone’s economic arrangement.
The insider went on to say that the suspect appeared to be mentally impaired.
He added the individual was seen standing near the popular market with a group of persons suspected of being shooters.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the attack happened just three days after the new Commissioner of Police CP Echeng Oworo Echeng, took over as the 32nd Commissioner of Police in the state.
He said the Command arrested one suspect at Eke aawka, who attacked a police convoy on patrol.