Police Dislodge Terrorists’ Camp In Imo, Recover Ammunition
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Police Dislodge Terrorists’ Camp In Imo, Recover Ammunition

The Police in Imo State have dislodged a camp belonging to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Agwa Oguta Local Government Area of the State.

The suspected terrorists had reassembled and formed a camp at Ubah Agwa/Izombe tropical rainforest in Oguta and were strategizing on how to perpetrate another dreadful crime before the operatives stormed their hideout. 

The operatives recovered various ammunition- including three automatic pump action guns, thirty-one rounds of live cartridges, fifty-nine rounds of AK 47 ammunition, one police hand grenade, IPOB/ESN insignia, blue and black color police uniforms, P-cap, police belt, military camouflage uniform, black color tiger 150 motorcycles, , one red Daylong motorcycle, one black KYMCO motorcycle, one Silver Color Honda Lady’s Motorcycle, one black travelling bag ‘Akubuokwu’ and phone number 07035470794, suspected to belong to a kidnapped or armed robbery victim.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the operatives of the Command Tactical team maneuvered their way into the identified criminal hideout and raided it.

However, the hoodlums engaged the Police in a fierce gun duel but were overpowered by the superior firearms of the Operatives and fled with various degrees of gunshot injuries.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, while commending the officers and men for their gallantry, ordered operatives of the Command to continually raid criminal hideouts and mop up illicit firearms.

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