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Delta Police Arrest 2 Over Abraka Market Killing


The Delta State Police Command have arrested two persons suspected to have been among those responsible for the killing of four persons at Abraka Market, Asaba, Friday night.
In a statement signed by the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Ania, Saturday, said the suspects were arrested in a hotel room in a bid to escape arrest.
According to the statement, the State Commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim, stated that the suspects were arrested from their hiding place on the ceiling of a major hotel in Abraka, Asaba, where they had fled into in their desperate bid to escape arrest noting that they are already helping the police in their investigation.
Names of the suspects were given as Abraham Ndudi ‘m’, 24 years old from Kwale, and Okereke Ifeanyi ‘m’, 21, from Ogbaru in Delta and Anambra States.
The Police boss also stated that efforts are on to arrest the third suspect, whose real name is yet unknown but simply identified as Last Burial.
While promising that investigation has commenced on the incident with a view to finding out the motive behind the shooting and the possible involvement of other conspirators in the unwarranted shooting and wounding of innocent persons, the Commissioner enjoined non indigenes and indigenes alike not to panic or even contemplate any reprisal action as the law will surely take its course.
He commiserated with the relations and friends of both the deceased and injured and assures them, as well as other citizens and residents of the state, that everything humanly possible is being done by the police and other security agencies towards ensuring their utmost safety at all times.
It would be recalled that on Friday at about 10.45pm, three armed men, all in black outfits, suspected to be members of a cult group fired indiscriminately into Abraka market, Asaba, predominantly inhabited by non-indigenes of the state and in the process killed four persons.
Those killed included, Usman Abdullahi ‘m’, aged 45yrs, Ali Sidi ‘m’, aged 70yrs, Ibrahim Zubairu ‘m’ aged 30yrs and Hauwa (surname unknown), aged 22, and injured five others who are currently recuperating at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.
The incident caused palpable fear in the environs .
A source said the assailants also threw an explosive device into their Mosque at Cable point, adding that a man picked up the bomb and threw it into the river before it could explode.
Soldiers who were immediately alerted, came and chased the suspected invaders away.
The security agents took the injured persons to the hospital for treatment and deposited the corps of the deceased at the mortuary, lamenting that they did not sleep all through the night.

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