Three IPOB members were neutralized, according to the Imo State Police Command, who were terrorizing the Orlu village. The command spokesperson, CSP Michael Abattam, announced the announcement in a statement on Saturday. As part of its continuing clearance operations, the police spokesperson stated the command stormed significant IPOB/ ESN camps in the state.
Security operatives spotted IPOB/ ESN members in an isolated unfinished structure at Amaifeke in Orlu Local Government, according to CSP Michael. As the cops approached the hideout, a gunfight broke out, and three members of the group were slain. According to the statement, Imo Police agents detained Emeka Sunday ‘M', 20, and Anthony Okeke ‘M', 44, while others ran into the woods with bullet wounds.
Some of the exhibits found from the hideout included two locally built General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), 16 Improvised Explosives Devices (I.E.Ds), one English produced pump action gun, two locally made pistols, and 37 rounds of live cartridges. Three bomb detonator remote controls, six various brands of GSM handsets, and a black travel bag containing male clothes suspected of being robbed or belonging to a kidnap victim were also discovered.
CSP Michael accused the IPOB gang of being behind a series of high-profile kidnappings and armed robberies in the Orlu axis. He mentioned that many members of the organization were on the police's wanted list, with Chidera Nnabuhe a.k.a. Dragon being one of them. He claimed that arrested detainees are being interrogated in order to lead police to additional gang members.
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