On Sunday, Imo State police announced the arrest of four members of the Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN), who are suspected of carrying out the attack on Mbieri Police Station on Friday.
The hoodlums had thrown IEDs into the structure, breaking the roof, windows, and doors.
CSP Mike Abattam, the Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement that they detained Solomon Umunakwu and Uzoma Umunakwe, both of Mbieri, Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State, after diligently gathering credible intelligence.
They are said to be escapees from an attack on a detention center in Imo on April 5, 2021, according to Daily Trust.
Kelechi Onuoma (called Ikaba) and Kelvin Onuoma (aka Alabalaba), both of Atta, Njaba LGA, Imo State, were also detained, along with other gang members, for leading the foiled attack on Mbieri Police Station.
“The Command’s tactical teams mobilised and raided the house of Solomon Umunakwu in Mbieri on the same day of the event at approximately 2.50 pm,” the statement stated.
“When the hoodlums saw the cops, they bolted, abandoning their two operable vehicles, a blue Toyota Corolla LE with registration number ABC 695 HA and an ash Acura MDX SUV with registration number RRT 149 AG, which they had used during the foiled attack.”
“After recovering the vehicles, police agents proceeded on to the hideouts of additional gang members in Atta, Njaba LGA, Imo state.”
“Three locally made pistols, one cut to size gun, one Beretta pistol number NAF-P 3296, one dagger, four rounds of live cartridges, two police belts, one Eastern Security Network uniform, one black beret, one army camouflage scarf, two large sacks of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, and one iron saw blade were discovered during the search of the hideouts.”
He claimed that police officers are on the lookout for other escaping thugs.