By Princely Onyenwe,Imo
Sequel to the recent attacks on the palaces of some Traditional Rulers in the state by some unknown gunmen, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Rabiu Hussaini, psc in order to curb this menace deployed the command’s tactical teams to patrol every communities in the state, while closely monitoring the palaces of traditional rulers.
Monday the 3rd of January, 2022 at about 0100hrs, the strategy paid off as the Command’s tactical teams working in synergy with Vigilante Group of the area were able to repel the attack/attempt to set the palace of Eze Imo, HRH Eze Dr E. C. Okeke on fire by men suspected to be members of the proscribed IPOB/ESN group at Ezioha Amaifeke in Orlu LGA of Owerri, lmo State .
The hoodlums, in their numbers besieged the palace of the traditional ruler armed with assorted weapons but were subdued by the superior fire-power of the Command’s tactical teams and in the process one of the hoodlums was neutralised. While others fled into the bush with bullet injuries .
On searching the body of the neutralised bandit, several charms were seen tied round his waist. Other items also recovered includes:
- One ID Card
- One locally made IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES.
- Five bottles containing fuel.
- Cash of #20,000.00 (twenty thousand naira) only.
- One Pump Action Gun with four live cartridges.
Meanwhile, the command’s tactical teams are presently, combing the bush with a view of arresting the fleeing members of the gang and to recover more arms and other dangerous weapons .
The Commissioner of Police Imo State, CP Rabiu Hussaini, psc while commending the officers and men of the command for their gallantry, thanked Imolites for their continued support and enjoined them to be wary of persons living within their neighbourhoods. He further advice Imolites to report any person / persons seen with bullet wounds to the nearest police.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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