IG of Police claims those who attacked Imo prisons are IPOB’s ESN members

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has alleged that Monday’s attacks in Owerri, the capital of Imo state, were carried out by operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Adamu, in a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, ordered the immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force and other Police Tactical Squads in Imo.

Reacting in the statement on Monday, the IGP 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).

Invictus sentence to 10 years in prison for $11m fraud by US Court

“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,” the statement partly read.

Hoodlums had attacked the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Prison.

Scores of vehicles were razed around 1am on Monday when gunmen attacked Owerri and freed at least 1,500 inmates.

The hoodlums also freed the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.

BREAKING: IGP orders all disbanded SARS officials to report at force HQ in Abuja
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Saudi Arabia reveals pilgrims that will be rejected


Saudi authorities on Monday, announced that only people that have received the COVID-19 vaccine, will be allowed to perform the year-round Umrah pilgrimage from the start of...

Most Popular

To Top