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Police kill suspected IPOB/ESN members during gun battles in Imo

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have killed some suspected members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militia wing of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) during raids on their camps in the state.

It was gathered that the raid, which commenced around 4am on Friday took place at Atta, Izombe and Ideato North areas of the state

Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) and other special forces were said to have carried out the operation and completely overran the three camps allegedly belonging to IPOB/ESN.

According to The Nation,  sources said a commander of the group who was earlier arrested led the operatives to the camps where several weapons, stolen vehicles, explosives, gun powders, charms, weed, ammunition, hard drugs and the group’s flags were recovered.

Although the number of suspects killed was not specified, a source privy to the operation said many of them were neutralised inside the forest during gun battles.

The source said six of the suspects were apprehended and were currently aiding police investigation.

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