Police teams from the Special Forces, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Imo State Command Tactical Units have killed 10 IPOB/ESN members who took part in the killing of the former Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak at Obiangwu Junction at Ngor-Okpala LGA of Imo State on his way to board a flight to Abuja.
Security Watch Africa (SWA) reports that the action of the team is sequel to the orders issued to the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro by the Inspector General of Police, Acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba.
A reliable Police source informed SWA that a Special Crack-Down Operation was activated and some persons who witnessed the incident were interviewed and they clearly described the vehicles the hoodlums were using as One Toyota Camry 2005 Silver color, Toyota Sienna 1998 Model Gold Color, Toyota Hilux White color and Lexus RX 330 Gold Color.
“The Police team commenced the search for the vehicles. Fortunately at Afor Enyi Ogwugu Junction in Same LGA the Police Teams came in contact with the hoodlums with same vehicles mentioned by the driver. The hoodlums had already confiscated a trailer loaded with onions from the North and were busy sharing the onions to the locals. They also took positions to protect themselves and attack any incoming Security agents.
“On sighting the Police Teams, the hoodlums immediately opened fire on the teams and the galant teams returned fire and eventually fatally wounded 10 of the hoodlums during the gun battle while others were pursued as they escaped with their vehicles”.
The source added, “Three of the four vehicles, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Hilux and Toyota Camry use by the IPOB/ESN Terrorists for their operation were demobilized/recovered and seven of the terrorists with bullet wounds were completely burnt down inside the Toyota Sienna and Hilux Vehicles that caught fire during the gun battle.
“3 AK-47 Rifles, 1 English Pistol, 5 Ak47 Magazines, 92 AK-47 Ammunition, Several Charms and 3 Operational Vehicles of the IPOB/ESN were recovered. Serious efforts are on to trace and arrest those who escaped with gunshot injuries”.