The Police in Imo State have accused the Eastern Security Network, ESN, body created by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of killing the traditional rulers at Njaba local government, Imo state.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mike Abattam, made this disclosure in a statement to newsmen in Owerri.
They also gave the names of the deceased as HRH Eze S. C Osunwa of Ihebinowere Autonomous Community and HRH Eze Barr A. E Durueburuo of Okwudor Autonomous Community who lost their lives in the attack while HRH Eze A. N Onyeka ( JP ) of Nkume Autonomous Community sustained gunshot injuries.
Abattam said when the force got the information of the attack, they mobilized a special squad but on getting to the scene of the incident the hoodlums had fled to the bush on hearing that the Policemen were on their way.
He further said the attackers were able to gain entrance into the venue of the meeting because the security agencies were not properly invited to provide security at the meeting.
The Police also blamed the pro-Biafra group for burning a police division within the location of the attack to enable them to carry out their operation on attacks on individuals in the Njaba axis.