ONE NEUTRALIZED AS POLICE REPEL ATTACK, ARM'S, AMMUNITION RECOVERED
Following the robust security strategies emplaced by the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, mandating officers and men to dominate the entire security space in the State and ensure the eradication of all criminal elements in the State for a crime-free yuletide season.
Operatives of the state police command on October 27, 2022, at about 0900hrs on a stop and search patrol, repelled an attack from a six-man terror gang, suspected to be members of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Available reports Indicates that the terror gang came in a sienna vehicle and attacked the Police operatives along UBA roundabout in Orlu, Imo State. The hoodlums who came prepared, shooting sporadically at the Police operatives were shocked by the alertness and dexterity displayed by the gallant police operatives who responded swiftly, positioning themselves professionally.
In the gun duel that ensued, the hoodlums were overpowered by the superior firepower of the police which subsequently led to one of the hoodlums being neutralized while others escaped with fatal bullet injuries abandoning their sienna vehicle.
One AK47 rifle with fifteen (15) rounds of live ammunition, two (2) English-made Pump Action guns with ten (10) rounds of live cartridges and assorted charms were confiscated from them.
The confiscated sienna vehicle used by the terror gang was snatched from its owner in Amurie Omanze in Isu Local Government Area of Imo State and it was reported at Njaba Police Station. However, the owner has been contacted to come with proof of ownership for the collection of his vehicle. While the Command’s Tactical Teams are working assiduously to arrest the fleeing suspects.