May 30, 2016 – MASSOB Stabbed 2 Police Officers To Death, A Corpse Recovered From River Niger – Delta Police
An official of Delta State Police command has confirmed that MASSOB group killed 2 policemen in Asaba today.
The fight reportedly broke out after police used tear gas to disperse a group marching to demand for Biafra’s independence.
“The police used teargas on the MASSOB people as they were protesting along Anwai Road this morning, so the people got angry and attacked the policemen with knives and broken bottles.
“They caught one policeman, beat him up before stabbing him to death; it was a fierce confrontation as everyone ran in different directions,” an eyewitness Okelue said.
Another eyewitness, Mr Ben Onwordi, disclosed that another fight broke out between the police and MASSOB members at the popular Mammy Market Junction on Nnebisi Road, Asaba.
“As the group were protesting, the police patrol vehicle came behind them and tried to disperse them but the MASSOB people resisted and in the process they clashed and many people were injured.
“The MASSOB people damaged the police patrol vehicle, vandalising the windscreen and doors before all of them fled into different directions,” Onwordi said.
A police source who pleaded anonymity said that MASSOB members had attacked some policemen at the River Niger bridge head, overpowering two of them, before throwing them into the river.
“We have been able to retrieve one of them from the river. He was brought out in an unconscious mood and rushed to the hospital, however, the second victim is still missing,” he said.