- The police command in Rivers is in shock over the sudden death of one of its bosses, Christian Udogu
- Before his mysterious death on Wednesday, August 4, Udogu was the deputy police spokesman of the command
- Udogu's boss, Nnamdi Omoni, while confirming the sad development noted that investigations are ongoing going on the cause of the death
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Rivers - The police command in Rivers state was thrown into mourning on Wednesday, August 4, following the sudden death of Christian Udogu, its deputy spokesman.
Udogu, who is a lover of sports, slumped and died in his residence on the afternoon of Wednesday, Punch reports.
Udogu's boss, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the mysterious incident in a statement he released on Thursday, August 5.
“The Rivers state police command regrets to announce the untimely death of DSP Christian Udogu, who slumped and died last night 4/8/2021 at about 1130 pm before he could get medical attention.
“Late Christian Udogu, until his death, was the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Command.
“His remains have been deposited in the mortuary. Further development will be communicated accordingly. May God grant his soul eternal rest.”
Seven die As ESN members engage Army, DSS in gun battle in Rivers
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army said that no fewer than seven operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Rivers community were killed in a joint clearance operation it carried out with the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Legit.ng gathered that the Army also said that it also arrested five operatives of ESN, an armed wing of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), while arms and ammunition were recovered from them.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Army authority on the night of Thursday, May 27, saying that the operation took place at about 6:15 pm.
The statement reportedly read:
“6 Div in conjunction with Keystone, DSS and NSCDC led by Brigadier-General MD Danja conducted clearance/raid operations at suspected IPOB/ESN camp in Agbochia Forest along Pipelines Road Ogali/ Kom-Kom boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers state."
The Army was also quoted to have said that the team came in contact with the IPOB/ESN members during the clearance/raid Operations.