Imo State Police Command has revealed that its tactical team shot dead suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) sector commander, Chidera Nnabuhe, during a gun battle in Amaifeke, Orlu Council Area of the state.
He was said to have been killed alongside two other members of the group, when the team stormed their hideout in an uncompleted building in a valley at Essential Home popularly known as “Ngbuka” in Amaifeke area of the state.
This was made known by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Michael Abattam.
The spokesman, who confirmed the incident, explained that the IPOB/ ESN members were planning to resume terror attacks on police formations and government installations in the state when intelligence radar picked the information up and acted swiftly.
Abattam also stated that one Emeka Sunday, 20, of Anike in Ohazara LGA of Ebonyi State and Anthony Okeke, 44, of Umuala Amaifeke Orlu LGA of Imo were arrested while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.
According to him, the police has activated a manhunt for the escapees with a view to bringing to book.