Police in Ebonyi on Monday, May 31, 2021, confirmed the death of a suspected hoodlum in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
Police spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, told Newsmen that the hoodlum was killed in a gun battle with the police.
She explained that hoodlums were intimidating and forcing people to comply with the “sit-at-home’’ directive of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and had to be stopped.
She said members of the proscribed IPOB were intercepting motorcycles, molesting, threatening and shooting sporadically into the air to scare people from engaging in their normal activities.
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DSP Odah, added that the police had secured the area and embarked on a “show of force’’ to maintain law and order in the state.
“One of the hoodlums lost his life when they opened fire on our men.
“People were going about their legitimate businesses and activities in the area but the hoodlums were distracting and forcing them to obey the IPOB’s `sit-at-home directive.
“They blocked some axis in the metropolis, collecting motorcycles and burning them,’’ Odah said.
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