Breaking: IPOB Militants Plotting Sit-at-Home Shot Dead, Enugu Police React

Breaking: IPOB Militants Plotting Sit-at-Home Shot Dead, Enugu Police React

  • The police, in a joint operation, busted the hideouts of the sit-at-home enforcers in Enugu state
  • Some IPOB men met their end as the police distorted their plans to enforce the illegal order in the state on Monday morning
  • The Enugu state police command spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the development

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Enugu state - Some members of Eastern Security Network (ESN) plotting to cripple the economic activities in Enugu state have been shot dead.

Nigeria Police, Enugu state police command, sit-at-home order, IPOB
Police raid hideouts of IPOB militants in Enugu state. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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The police public relations officer in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement, said a combined team of security operatives invaded the hideout of the militants in the wee hours of Monday, September 18.

According to Ndukwe, the Force busted the hideouts of the gunmen planning to enforce the sit-at-home order on Monday; while some were shot dead, others escaped with severe injuries, Daily Trust reported.

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The state's police commissioner, therefore, urged residents to report suspicious activities of anyone found in their neighbourhood, especially those with degrees of injury, to the nearest police station, SaharaReporters confirmed.

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“At about 2.15 a.m on Monday, September 18, 2023, a joint security team, comprising Police Operatives of the Enugu State Command, NPF Special Forces, and Troops of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army Enugu, acting on credible intelligence, busted the criminal hideout of IPOB/ESN subversive criminal elements in Ezioha Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area, while they were perfecting plans to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order in the State.
“Three (3) of the hoodlums, who opened fire on the joint team upon sighting them, were neutralized, while several others escaped with severe degrees of gunshot wounds in the ensuing gunfight.

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“Three (3) pump-action guns, ten (10) machetes, and other incriminating exhibits were recovered; while an intense manhunt for those on the run is ongoing.
“CP Kanayo, therefore, enjoins all and sundry to report individuals sighted with gunshot wounds to the nearest Police Station, while remaining law-abiding and continuing to provide the Police with actionable security information and intelligence,” the statement read.

Ebonyi: Fleeing IPOB member nabbed by residents, police kill 1

Meanwhile, the Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed the arrest of an Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) member in the Ishielu local government area (LGA).

According to Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the police command spokesperson revealed that the IPOB was nabbed by residents while trying to flee the community.

It was gathered that residents handed him over to the police when he was caught on the run.

Shehu Sani reveals how to end IPOB's sit-at-home

Senator Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central lawmaker, revealed how the Nigerian government can put an end to the IPOB's sit-at-home directive in the southeast.

In a tweet sighted by on Sunday, July 16, Sani who is a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), advised the government to share N50,000 palliative in the markets every Monday.


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