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ESN And IPOB Members Are Behind The Attack In Imo State Police Headquarter – Nigeria Police Says
ESN And IPOB Members Are Behind The Attack In Imo State Police Headquarter – Nigeria Police Says

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The Nigeria Police Force has said preliminary findings shows that members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network(ESN) burnt the Imo Police Command Headquarters and freed inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) in the early hours of Monday, April 5.

A statement issued by the spokesman of the force, Frank Mba, states that the Inspector- General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu directed the immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other Police Tactical Squads to Imo State to strengthen security and prevent further mayhem and attacks on security formations or any other critical national infrastructure in the State.

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the attackers, who came in their numbers with sophisticated weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Sub-Machine Guns (SMGs), AK49 rifles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), are members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The attempt by the attackers to gain access to the Police armoury at the Headquarters was totally and appropriately resisted by Police operatives on duty who repelled the attackers and prevented them from breaking-in and looting the armory” the statement in part reads

Frank Mba then added that the armoury is intact and that the police command did not suffer any form of human casualty, apart from a Police Constable who sustained a minor bullet wound on his shoulder.

He added that one of the operational vehicles of the attackers has been recovered by the Police and is being subjected to forensic scrutiny and investigations.

He stated that the Police IG General described the deliberate and criminal attack on security operatives as an attack on the soul of the country and enjoined leaders in Imo State, the South-East and other parts of the country to speak out against the unfolding violence and criminality.

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