Police operatives kill another IPOB commander, 2 others in Imo

Two members of the group were also arrested, while others reportedly escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.

A Nigerian police officer wearing a gas mask

Police operatives in Imo state have again killed suspected Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) sector Commander Chidera Nnabuhe during a gun duel in Amaifeke Orlu Local Government Area of the state.

This is coming almost five months after security operatives gunned down IPOB commander, Ikonta and six others in the state.

According to TheNation, Nnabuihe aka Dragon, was killed with two other members of the group when a team of police operatives stormed their hideout.

Confirming the incident, Imo police spokesman, CSP Michael Abattam said the IPOB/ ESN members were planning to resume terror attacks on police formations and government installations in the State when intelligence radar picked the information.

On 11/9/2021 at about 1230 hours, the command’s tactical teams immediately mobilised and stormed the hideout of the terror group located in an uncompleted building in a valley at Essential Home popularly known as ” NGBUKA” in Amaifeke Orlu LGA of Imo State, he said.

The members of the terror group on sighting the police operatives in their hideout opened fire on them. The gallant and battle-ready tactical teams swiftly returned the fire. In the gun duel, three of the hoodlums namely Chidera Nnabuhe, the Orlu Sector Commander of IPOB/ ESN a.k.a “DRAGON”, a native of Umuala Amaifeke in Orlu LGA and two others with a.k.a, J.J and Dadawa both natives of Ohazara in Ebonyi state were neutralised.”

He added that Emeka Sunday, 20, of Anike in Ohazara LGA of Ebonyi State and Anthony Okeke 44, of Umuala Amaifeke Orlu LGA of Imo were arrested, while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.

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