The Imo Disclose Police Uncover has confirmed the killing of seven individuals suspected to be members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) throughout the Orogwe dwelling of the narrate.
The police spokesperson, CSP Mike Abattam, in an announcement on Wednesday acknowledged the gunmen stormed the neighbourhood on Monday night time and opened hearth on the residents of a developing throughout the neighborhood.
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The statement reads, “On 01/8/2022 at about 11 pm, the Divisional Police Officer accountable of Ogbaku Divisional Police Headquarters, Owerri, bought a hurt identify that armed bandits suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its arm affiliate Japanese Safety Group (ESN), got here in a black Lexus Jeep and three bikes carrying two individuals each, taking photos sporadically on the occupants in a developing at Orogwe, Owerri West LGA, Imo Disclose.”
In line with Abattam, the developing belongs to at least one Sir Chima Ogbuehi who resides in Lagos.
The police spokesperson acknowledged that whereas seven of the occupants had been killed, others had been severely injured.
He acknowledged, “The Divisional Police Officer, with out be aware mobilised his males with the toughen of a detachment of the checklist’s tactical teams to the scene, however on arrival, the hoodlums had escaped virtually abruptly, snatching a blue colored Toyota Sienna SUV automobile and the Uncover’s tactical crew quickly went on their creep whereas the DPO and his males rushed the injured ones to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri and evacuated the corpses to the mortuary.
“Regrettably, a complete of seven individuals misplaced their lives throughout the assault whereas six others sustained accidents and had been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, Imo Disclose.”
Abattam acknowledged the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ahmed Barde, had ordered for a discreet investigation into the incident, promising that the checklist would path all out in ensuring that the perpetrators had been arrested and made to face the tubby wrath of the regulation.
“He (the CP) then appealed for mute and enjoined the proper different people of the narrate to discount the police and different safety businesses by giving them credible information and file any clandestine actions noticed of their communities to the closest police place,” the statement added.