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Police raid Imo IPOB camp, kill ESN commander


The Nigeria Police have reported the killing of the Second in Command to an Eastern Security Network Commander, known as Ebube Virus, during a gunfight.

The deceased suspect was on the police’s wanted list due to his alleged involvement in criminal activities in the Aboh Mbaise axis.

The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, provided details in a statement issued by Police spokesman Henry Okoye on Tuesday.

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Danjuma stated, “Following the confessions made by the suspected IPOB/ESN Terrorist allegedly involved in the killing of DPO Ahiazu Mbaise and other dastardly acts in the Mbaise axis, operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping squad led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa on Monday 4th of December, 2023, stormed the criminal hideout of a deadly IPOB/ESN Terrorist Syndicate led by Ebube Virus and Ishaka, at Umuogu Amuzu in Aboh-Mbaise LGA of Imo State and dislodged the terrorists.”

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The statement continued, “In the process, a ferocious battle broke out between the terrorists and the combat-ready Police agents, neutralizing the Second in Command to Ebube Virus, who is well-known on the Command’s wanted list due to their nefarious actions in the Mbaise axis. Others who had been shot at had escaped. From the neutralized terrorist, one AK-47 rifle with 19 rounds of live ammunition was found.”

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Danjuma praised the officers for their efforts and affirmed the Command’s commitment to collaborating with other security agencies in the fight against terrorism in the state.

He urged the public to support the police and sister security agencies with timely information and encouraged medical facilities to report individuals with gunshot injuries to the nearest police station.