Rita Enemuru, Reporting
Operatives of the Delta Police Command have killed one suspected member of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at Ogbada Quarters, Akwukwu-Igbo road, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The suspect (name unknown) was killed in a gun duel after his gang allegedly attacked the Illah Division patrol team during a stop-and-search on Monday morning.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, and made available to Stonix News.
The statement alleged the suspects to be a member of IPOB who had allegedly engaged in effecting the sit-at-home order of the group being carried out every Monday in Anambra and other eastern states.
Stonix News reports that the Delta Police Command has made it a duty to engage in a show of force every Monday to ward off suspected IPoB members who might want to extend the enforcement of the sit-at-home order in Delta North.
While some other members of the gang reportedly escaped, one AK47 rifle with breech no 2534896 and six rounds of 7.62MM ammunition were said to have been recovered from them.
“Today 1/8/2022 at about 0735hrs, Police patrol team attached to Illah Division while on stop and search duty at Ogbada quarters along Illah–Akwukwu-Igbo road, three armed men suspected to be members of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) attacked the team.
“The team engaged them in a fierce gun duel during which one of the hoodlums was neutralized while the other members of the gang escaped with gunshot injuries.
“One AK47 rifle with breech no 2534896 and six rounds of 7.62MM ammunition were recovered.
“Manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing,” the statement reads.