Tension as Police Gun Down IPOB Member in Governor Hope Uzodimma's Hometown

Tension as Police Gun Down IPOB Member in Governor Hope Uzodimma's Hometown

  • A suspected member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been gunned down by officers of the Nigeria police
  • The police spokesperson said that the suspected IPOB member was killed during a gun battle with officers of Omuma state in Imo state
  • Mike Abattam said members of the IPOB and ESN has invaded the police station while shooting sporadically before they were repelled by officers

A gun duel between officers of the Nigeria Police Force and suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has resulted in the killing of one person in Imo state, Daily Trust reports.

It was gathered that the duel between the two parties took place at the hometown of the governor of the state, Hope Uzodimma, in the wee hours of Sunday, March 20.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Mike Abattam, said that the gunmen were killed during an attack launched on Omuma Police station in Oru East local government area of Imo state.

Hope Uzodimma
A suspected member of the proscribed IPOB has been killed in Imo state Photo: Hope Uzodimma
Source: UGC

Abattam said that the hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed IPOB/Eastern Security Network stormed the Omuma police station in their numbers.

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He added that the gunmen once they gained entrance into the vicinity started shooting sporadically but were immediately repelled by officers of the force who were on duty.

His words:

“The Police Operatives engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel and in the process four of the bandits were neutralised on the spot while others escaped into the bush having suffered a huge defeat, with a number of them sustaining various degrees of bullet wounds.”

Abattam stated that chains and five undetonated different capacities of Improvised Explosives Devices were recovered from the neutralised bandits.

He also added that police officers are combing the area to apprehend the fleeing suspected IPOB members.

Pandemonium in southeast as gunmen attack police station again, kill inspector

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that unknown gunmen have attacked another police station in the southeast region.

According to the report, a police officer was killed during the incident which took place at Mgbidi divisional police headquarters, Orsu West local government area of Imo state.

The police public relations officer, confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, January 15, said another officer sustained a minor bullet injury on his hand in the attack.

Tension in southeast state as gunmen attack prison officers with dynamites, kill 2

Gunmen had killed two prison officers at Umulolo in the Okigwe local government area of Imo state.

The attack occurred at the Umulolo axis of the town on Wednesday morning, March 16. The incident caused panic as people scampered for safety following the explosion that rocked the scene.

A security operative who spoke anonymously said the prison officers were ambushed by their attackers.

Source: Legit.ng

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