Tuesday, August 9, 2022

‘IPOB Militants’ Shot Dead In Gov Uzodimma’s Hometown

In the early hours of Sunday, suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were murdered in a gun battle with police in Omuma, the hometown of Governor Hope Uzodimma.

The gunmen were murdered in an attack on Omuma police station in the state’s Oru East Local Government Area, according to CSP Mike Abattam, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Imo.

“On March 20, 2022, at approximately 0300 hours, hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network terrorist group came in large numbers to Omuma police station with various calibres of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) shooting sporadically but were quickly repelled by the police.”

“The Police Operatives engaged the hoodlums in a ferocious gun duel, and four of the bandits were neutralised on the spot, while others retreated into the bush having suffered a massive defeat, with a number of them incurring varying degrees of bullet wounds.”

Charms and five undetonated varied capacities of Improvised Explosives Devices were found from the bandits, according to him.

He claimed that cops are already combing the jungle for the evading gunmen.

The event occurred less than 24 hours after militants bombed the Umuguma Divisional Police Headquarters in the state’s Owerri West Local Government Area, killing two officers.

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