Three IPOB members killed, nine others arrested in Imo

Three IPOB members killed, nine others arrested in Imo


Three members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been killed after engaging men of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in a gun battle.

Spokesman for the Imo State Police Command, CSP Micheal Abattam said the command’s tactical teams carried out a raid on Monday February 7, after credible intelligence gathering and surveillance of some identified camps of the terror group located at Okwudo in Njaba LGA of Imo State and Umuorji Mgbidi in Oru West LGA of Imo State respectively.

Members of the proscribed group were dislodged after a fierce gun battle. They reportedly suffered heavy casualties and in the process, lost three of their members while nine others were arrested with various degrees of bullet wounds.

Those arrested have been identified as Ekene Abiaziem age 31 years m of Mgbidi, Emmanuel Nwabueze m age 58 years of Mgbidi, Ifeanyi Eze m age 38 years of Mgbidi, Izunna Chukwukezie m age 39 years of Okwudo, Ejike Onuabuike m age 44 years of Okwudo, Chukwuebuka Elvis Nkonta m age 27 years of Okwudo, Jerohm Amaiah m 33 years of Okwudo, Chukwuebuka Nwachukwu m age 23 years of Okwudo and Chimobi Ogbonna m age 27 years of Awomama to the station.

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