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Police parade bandits who allegedly attacked police stations in Imo

By Opara Emmanuel August 2, 2021

The Imo state police command has arrested the hoodlums who allegedly masterminded and carried out the attack on the Omuma Police station and Njaba  Police Station respectively last week.

According to the police,  the bandits stormed the police stations on two different occasions. During the gunbattle, a Divisional Police Officer was killed while one of the bandits, Emmanuel Nnaji ‘M’ age 15 years, a native of Awala in Ideato South LGA of Imo State, was arrested with bullet wounds.

A statement released today August 2 by CSP Michael Abattam, spokesperson of the state police command, says on interrogation by the command’s tactical teams, ”the arrested suspect gave a vivid description of a Hotel located in Orlu as were they, the bandits stayed, planned before they executed their dastardly act on the police stations. The suspect further stated that the owner of the Hotel has been accommodating and assisting them financially.”

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Abattam said the suspect volunteered and led security forces to the location of the hotel.

 

On arrival, the hotel and house were cordoned and searched the following  exhibits were  recovered from the arrested twenty six suspects including seven females in the hotel they incudes;
(1) ONE AK47 RIFFLE WITH TWO MAGAZINE LOADED WITH 55 ROUNDS OF LIVE AMMUNITION.
(2) FIVE  PUMP ACTION GUNS
(3) TWO  DOUBLE BARREL CUT TO SIZE GUNS
(4) FOUR DOUBLE BARREL LOCALLY MADE  PISTOL
(5) THREE SINGLE BARREL LOCALLY MADE  PISTOLS
(6) EIGHT SIX LIVE CARTRIDGES
(7)  CHARMS
(8) TWO BAGS OF WEEDS SUSPECTED TO BE  INDIAN HEMP
(9) BIAFRAN FLAG AND  BERET
(10) ESN CAP
(11) FOUR PAIRS OF ARMY  CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS AND A CAMOUFLAGE BAG
(12) A SIGN BOARD WITH BIAFRA INSIGNIA . It is on good record that, it was in the same hotel that the head of a young man was severed and placed on the road close to the hotel premises.”Abattam said

In a related development, Abattam said an IPOB/ESN member, Boniface Okeke ‘M’ age 57 years from Obor Autonomous Community in Orlu LGA of Imo State was arrested some months back in connection with terrorism and attacks on security agencies and private individuals where several Police stations were burnt down and police officers killed in numbers.

He said on interrogation he confessed to being a facilitator and financer of IPOB/ ESN  Operation in the state to the tune of ten million Naira ( #10,000,000 ) while he was outside the country. Abattam said the suspect assisted the police in the arrest of some of their members and decimation of their Camps in the state.

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