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Gunmen kill policeman in broadcasting service attack

06 June 2014, 13:45

Enugu - The Police in Enugu State has arrested 12 men who invaded the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) with guns.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Abubakar Mohammed, announced this in Enugu on Thursday while parading the suspects before journalists.

He said the suspects who claimed to be members of the Biafran Zionist Movement (BZM) had the intention of declaring Sovereign State of Biafra.

According to him, the group, led by one Benjamin Onwuka had stormed the ESBS at about 5.20 am on Thursday armed with machete, 46 empty bottles of beer and 25 litres of petrol.

He said that they also had the intention of setting the complex ablaze.

"They entered the studio and wanted the people there to give them access to make a live broadcast.

"They had a CD and an address where they recorded what they wanted to tell members of the public in the course of the broadcast.

Mohammed said that the leader of the group had been on the wanted list of the police for sometime over his activities of causing disaffection in the state and beyond.

The group attempted to enter the Government House in Enugu in an alleged plan to hoist the Biafran Flag in March.

 - NAN

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