IGP says IPOB, ESN members behind Imo attack

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Inspector General of Police

The Police authorities have ascribed the attack on the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) in Imo and the Police Command Headquarters in the state by hoodlums to members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN).

On Monday, hoodlums razed the police command and freed inmates at NCS.

A statement on Monday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba said IPOB and ESN members were behind the attack.

It reads in part: “Preliminary investigations have revealed that the attackers, who came in their numbers with sophisticated weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Sub-Machine Guns (SMGs), AK49 rifles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), are members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN).

“The attempt by the attackers to gain access to the Police armoury at the Headquarters was totally and appropriately resisted by Police operatives on duty who repelled the attackers and prevented them from breaking-in and looting the armory.”

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