Police, Army, DSS destroy IPOB camp, shrine in Ebonyi



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Police operatives, soldiers and officials of the Department of State Service (DSS), have stormed a camp at Eke-agbebor Isu, Onicha Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi state, said to belong to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

This is contained in a press statement issued in Abakaliki on Thursday by SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state police command in the state.

Onovwakpoyeya noted that the team also destroyed a shrine at the IPOB camp.

“On Sept. 13, acting on credible and actionable intelligence, tactical team operatives of the Command in a joint operation with the military and the DSS stormed an IPOB/ESN camp at Eke-agbebor Isu in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi state.

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“One of the IPOB/ESN members was shot and fatally wounded, while others escaped with various degrees of bullet wounds.

“Two others were, however, arrested. These are Emmanuel Chinedu ‘m’, aka Patho, aged 26, and Paul Ani ‘m’, aka Osah, 38,” the PPRO explained.

In another development, Onovwakpoyeya added that another IPOB member was arrested on Sept. 14 by residents of Agba community in Ishielu local government area of the state.

She said that the suspect was arrested while trying to flee the community and was handed over to the police.

“The Commissioner of police is using this opportunity to appeal to all hospitals, traditional medicine homes, chemists and all Ebonyi residents to report any one seeking medical attention with bullet wound injuries to the nearest police station,” she stated.

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