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‘IPOB militants’ gun down Police officers in Imo

By Joe Nwachukwu  At least two police officers attached to the Imo Police Command have been gunned down by suspected militants of the Indigenous People…

By Joe Nwachukwu 

At least two police officers attached to the Imo Police Command have been gunned down by suspected militants of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The officers alongside a civilian were killed at Akabor in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo in the early hours of Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

The incident was confirmed by the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye.

Okoye, in a statement, disclosed the incident occurred on Tuesday morning when the gunmen were on a stop-and-search operation in Akabor community.

He said the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Danjuma Aboki, had deployed the command’s Special Tactical Squad to go all out in synergy with other security agencies and clamp down on the assailants.

“The tragic incident was perpetrated in the early hours of Tuesday, June 11, 2024, by hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate Eastern Security Network (ESN) who attacked the operatives in their numbers firing sporadically.

“The operatives fought gallantly but unfortunately, two personnel and a civilian were fatally hit.”

Okoye further quoted Aboki as commiserating with the families of the deceased and assuring the people of Imo State that no stone would be left unturned in ensuring that the culprits are brought to justice.

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