Police apprend top criminals suspected to be behind the killing of its officers in imo

The Second in Command of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), Ebube Virus, was on Monday killed in a fierce gun battle that broke out when police operatives stormed the hideouts of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the in the Aboh Mbaise area of Imo State.


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This was disclosed in a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, on Tuesday.

The CP said, “Following the confessions made by the suspected IPOB/ESN Terrorist allegedly involved in the killing of DPO Ahiazu Mbaise and other dastardly acts in the Mbaise axis, operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping squad led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa on Monday 4th of December, 2023 stormed the criminal hideout of a deadly IPOB/ESN Terrorist Syndicate led by Ebube Virus and Ishaka, at Umuogu Amuzu in Aboh-Mbaise LGA of Imo State and dislodged the terrorists.

The statement reads,” In the process, a ferocious battle broke out between the terrorists and the combat-ready Police agents, neutralising the Second in Command to Ebube Virus, who is well-known on the Command’s wanted list due to their nefarious actions in the Mbaise axis. Others who had been shot at had escaped. From the neutralised terrorist, one AK-47 rifle with 19 rounds of live ammunition was found.

“An operation is underway to find additional fugitive suspects and bring them to justice.

“While praising the brave officers for their unwavering efforts in the fight against all violent crimes in the State, Imo State Command *CP Aboki Danjuma*, the Commissioner of Police, affirms the Command’s commitment to working with other

CP Danjuma called on ‘Ndi Imo’ to support the Police and other sister security agencies with timely and actionable information that will assist in the crusade against Terrorism in the state.

He encouraged owners of hospitals and first-aid outlets to report any person seen with or treating gunshot injuries to the nearest Police Station.

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