THE END OF IPOB/ESN? Jubilation In Owerri As Security Forces Crushed The Leader Of ESN – Dragon And His Gang.
The busy town of Owerri, the Imo State capital was thrown into great jubilation on Sunday after the security forces and men of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, led by super cop, Abba Kyari, neutralized the leader of the “Unknown gunmen gang” in the state, popularly known as Dragon.
The security forces which were made up of airmen, soldiers, and policemen who were on joint operation, went into wild jubilation after the defeat of the notorious gunman, “Dragon.”
It was learned that Dragon and his gang after setting ablaze the country home of Declan Emelumba, the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the State, had attempted to attack the police command headquarters, according to Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State.
The PPRO disclosed this while briefing journalist at the command headquarters.
Elkana disclosed that Dragon was an army deserter who succeeded Ikonso, the late commander of the military wing of IPOB.
The police spokesman further said that Dragon’ s gang were behind the killing of four policemen in Omuma Police Divisional Headquarters and also recently attacked the Orji Police Station in Owerri.
Elkana revealed that four Ak47 rifles that were stolen from policemen, local explosives, ammunitions and charms were recovered from the fallen hoodlums.
Elkana further disclosed that, Stanley Osinachi, from Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state was the only suspect captured alive and he confessed that he was conscripted to attack government and police formations.
The statement reads in part, “He confirmed that Dragon is the leader of the gang in Imo State reporting to their supreme leader Nnamdi Kanu. He stated that they belong to the proscribed IPOB and ESN (Eastern Security Network).”
“A Police Inspector sustained gunshot wounds during the exchange of fire this morning and is currently receiving medical attention.”
” The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, has commended the gallant effort of the security forces who stood firm and put their lives on the line in this accomplishment and restore sanity to Imo State. The CP used the opportunity to condole with families of Policemen that lost their lives in the hands of these terror gangs over the last few weeks and those that sustained various degrees of injuries.”
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