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IPOB behind Imo prison, police command attack, says IGP

The Inspector-General of police, Mohammed Adamu, says members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are behind the attacks on a police command headquarters and federal prison in Imo state.

Gunmen had attacked the facilities in Owerri, Imo state capital, in the early hours of Monday.

Adamu said the invasion was carried out by the Eastern Security Network, an IPOB outfit.

Frank Mba, police spokesperson, in a statement on Monday, said: “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 armoury.

The armoury is thus intact! Similarly, the police suffered no human casualty, apart from a police Constable who sustained a minor bullet wound on his shoulder.”

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