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Imo Police, DPO, IPOB, 18 ESN suspects arrested for murder of Inspector

The Imo State Police Command has arrested a total of 18 hoodlums suspected to be members of the banned IPOB/ESN for the murder of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ahiazu Mbaise and the Inspector of BOEK oil filling station. announced. , Ahiala Junction, Ajaise, Mbaise LGA, Imo State.

According to a statement signed by the Police Spokesman, Henry Okoye and published on DAILY POST in Owerri, the police officers, wearing military camouflage and black uniforms, were seen refueling their commercial vehicles at a petrol station It is said that thugs believed to be members of IPOB/ESN appeared. and red regalia swooped down on them with three cars and a motorcycle and began firing sporadically.

The statement reads: “The police personnel fought bravely but unfortunately, while two police officers survived the attack, the DPO and police inspector paid the ultimate price in the gunfight.

“Everything will be done to ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act face the full wrath of the law. Police led by CP Aboki Danjuma on confidence-building patrol in Ahaiz Mbaise The operatives responded immediately and gave the thugs a hot pursuit, which forced them to flee under varying degrees of gunfire and abandon some of their operational motorcycles.

“The operatives were quickly reinforced by troops led by Brigadier General Obinze of the 34th Artillery Brigade. Intense clearing continues in the area.

“Meanwhile, a total of 18 suspects have been arrested and investigations are currently underway.”

The statement reiterated the commitment of the Imo State Police Command to collaborate with other sister security agencies to provide adequate security. He also encouraged members of the public, especially residents of Ahaiz Mbaise, to call emergency numbers 08034773600 and 08098880197 to report if they witness gunfire injuries or find anyone receiving treatment in their neighbourhood.


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