The suspect was stated to have actually gotten on the command’s desired listing, but on the follow supposedly participating in a number of murders of police officers and burning of police stations.
In a statement, Police Representative, CSP Mike Abattam, said the command’s tactical teams after thorough intelligence event, on the 6th of October, 2021 at regarding 4.30 pm, mobilised and stormed the shop of the hooligan, who was later identified as Uchenna Chukwu age 34yrs’M’ of Umunakanu in Ehime Mbano City Government Area of Imo State.
The statement stated, “On spotting the authorities operatives, he increased alarm system notifying other participants of his gang, picked a cutlass as well as hurried at one of the authorities operatives tried chopping off his head, but was overpowered, deactivated and also the cutlass recuperated from him.
” While this got on, the already signaled members that was available in their number to save him involved the authorities operatives in a gun battle, however were bewildered by the exceptional firing power of the police and at the same time, among them was neutralised while others ran away with bullet injuries into hiding.
” Recovered from the deceased were one locally made dual barrel handgun with two expended cartridges, 2 live cartridges and the beauties he linked rounded his waistline to fortify himself against police bullet.
” The suspect is currently going through investigation as well as has actually made valuable declaration to the exploring group disclosing their hideout as well as the abode of other participants of his gang on the run.
” Meanwhile, investigation remains in development and the police operatives are working in harmony with other protection companies to apprehend the other participants of the fear team particularly, those that left with bullets injuries.”
The Imo state authorities command says its operatives have killed a participant of the Eastern Safety Network (ESN), the militant wing of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
The command said this adhered to reliable information that a suspect was spotted at Umuchoke in Ehime Mbano City Government Location of Imo.