The two suspects are identified as Abraham Ndudi, 24 years from Kwale in Delta and Okereke Ifeanyi 21 years old from Ogbaru, Anambra State.
It will be recalled that last Friday, three armed men in black outfits, suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) fired indiscriminately into Abraka market, Asaba, predominantly inhabited by non-indigenes of the state and in the process killed four persons, while injuring many.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the incident in a statement made available to The Nation, said the police were on the trail of a third suspect simply known as “Last Burial”.
Aniamaka said the suspects were arrested from their hiding place in the rafters of a major hotel in Abraka area in Asaba-the Delta State Capital.
Excerpts of the statement reads.
“The Delta Police Command has in the early hours of Saturday, 16 September, 2017 arrested two suspects namely: Abraham Ndudi ‘m’, 24 years old from Kwale, Delta State and Okereke Ifeanyi ‘m’, 21 yrs from Ogbaru in Anambra State for their involvement in the dastardly shooting and killing of four persons at Abraka market, Asaba yesterday, Friday, September 15 , 2017 at about 10.45pm.
The suspects, who were arrested from their hiding place on the ceiling of a major hotel in Abraka, Asaba, where they had fled into in their dire bid to escape arrest, are already helping the police in their investigation. Meanwhile, efforts are on top gear to arrest the third suspect, whose real name is yet unknown but simply identified as Last Burial”.
The statement named those killed as Usman Abdullahi ‘m’, aged 45yrs, Ali Sidi ‘m’, aged 70yrs, Ibrahim Zubairu’m’ aged 30yrs and Hauwa (surname unknown), aged 22yrs.
It said five injured victims are currently recuperating at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba
The statement urged the public not “to panic or even contemplate any reprisal action as the law will surely take its course’.