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By Press Release
Men of the Nigeria Police Force attached to 3 3 police division at Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi local government area, Anambra State, have killed six members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) during a failed attack on the police station.
Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said in a press release that members of the outlawed groups came in two SUVs and a seven seater taxi with guns, IEDs and petrol bombs to attack the station at about 5:58 a.m on Sunday 19th February.
The release stated that the insurgents shot sporadically in a bid to gain entrance into the police station but were resisted by the Divisional Police Officer and his men.
“The outlawed IPOB/ESN insurgents came in their numbers with two SUV vehicles and one Toyota Sienna, armed with guns, IEDs and petrol bombs, started shooting indiscriminately to gain entrance to the station and were fiercely engaged and resisted by the Divisional Police Officer and his men in a long gun battle before the prompt reinforcement team, made up of the Military and PMF Operatives arrived the scene.”
“During the gun duel, unfortunately, one police operative attached to the station was fatally wounded and an office in the facility was partially affected by the petrol bomb the Insurgents threw inside the station. Also, one patrol vehicle parked in front of the station was set ablaze by the gunmen.”
The Command spokesperson said joint operations are ongoing to track down the other members of the gang who fled with gun shot injuries, adding that two AK-47 rifles, one Toyota Sienna vehicle with Reg No Abuja ABC 848 EQ, charms and other incriminating items were recovered from the insurgents.