Suspected IPOB members reportedly launched series of attacks on Hausa residents in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday September 5 and Sunday September 6, leaving two Hausa indigenes killed.
Two other persons sustained serious injury in the attack suspected to be an offshoot of previous threats issued to the Hausa community in Rivers State by suspected IPOB members.
Narrating how fierce looking IPOB members descended on the community, an eyewitness said “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,”.
The Spokesman of the Northern community in Rivers State, Alhaji Musa Saidu has condemned the attack while confirming the tragic attacks.
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.
He said that the incident which happened on Saturday and Sunday had 2 Hausa residents who were petty traders killed while two persons sustained life-threatening injuries.
He said that he could not ascertain the reason behind the attack but pointed out that the attack might be an offshoot of previous threats issued to the Hausa community in Rivers State by suspected IPOB members.
The Chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Prince Gerald Oforji has condemned the attack and appealed to Hausa residents in Oyigbo to remain calm and not to take laws into their hands.