Rabiu Hussaini, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, on Saturday announced the discovery of a terror camp linked to the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Onicha, Ezinihitte Mbaise area of the State.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Imo Police spokesperson, Michael Abattam, said the camp was a hideout for terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, killing of innocent citizens, and other heinous crimes.
According to Abattam, it was busted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 “following credible intelligence”.
Abattam said upon sighting the police, the hoodlums opened fire on them, and a gun battle ensued, during which one of the suspects was gunned down while others scampered into the adjoining bushes fatally injured with gunshot injuries.
Items recovered from the camp included one AK47 rifle with 40 rounds of live ammunition, 10 locally fabricated explosives devices, one Police hand grenade, two Toyota Highlander (SUV) Jeeps without registration numbers, one Lexus 350 SUV without registration number, one Lexus 330 SUV without registration number, two Biafran flags, different assorted charms, and different clothes suspected to belong to kidnapped or robbed victims.
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