IPOB: Police gun down 3 ESN commanders, arrest 9 in Imo [PHOTO]

Police authorities in Imo State said they have killed three suspected commanders of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and arrested nine others in Okwudo, Umuorji in Naba and Oru West Local Government Areas in Imo State, respectively.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that this development follows police’s raid on two terror camps of the ESN.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Micheal Abattam, who confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri, said: “On 07/02/2022 at about 04:00 hours, after credible intelligence and surveillance of some identified camps of the terror groups in the state stormed in commando style, two identified terror Camps located in Okwudo in Naba LGA of Imo State and Umuorji Mgbidi in Oru West LGA of Imo State respectively, engaging the hoodlums in a fierce gun battle in a commandos styles successfully dislodged them due to their number and superior fire-power.

“The hoodlums who suffered a heavy casualty in the process lost three of their members and nine others were arrested with various degrees of bullet wounds, they are Ekene Abiaziem age 31 years m of Mgbidi, Emmanuel Nwabueaze m age 58 years of Mgbidi, Ifeanyi Eze m age 38 years of Mgbdi, Izunna Chukwukezie, male, age 39 years of Okwudo, Ejike Onuabuike m age 44 years of Okwudo, Chukwuebuka Elvis Nkonta male age 27 years of Okwudo, Jerohm Amaiah m 33 years of Okwudo, Chukwuebuka Nwachuk, ale, ae 23 years of Okwudo and Chimobi Ogbonna m age 27 years of Awomama.”

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