Gunmen kill police inspector, free seven inmates in Imo

Gunmen attacked Okigwe Correctional Farm Settlement in Umualomoke, Okigwe, Imo State, killing a police inspector and freeing seven inmates.

The assailants also targeted Senator Patrick Ndubeze’s residence in Okigwe, and the officer in charge of the farm settlement was reportedly abducted.

The incident, allegedly carried out by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network, occurred early Monday.

The statement read, “The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, has deployed the Command’s Special Tactical Squad and equipped them with the available resources to go all out in synergy with the military and other sister security agencies and hunt down suspected IPOB and ESN disgruntled elements, allegedly responsible for the attacks on Correctional Service Farm Settlements, Umualomoke, and the residence of Senator Patrick Ndubeze, both in Okigwe, in the early hours of 12/02/2024, which resulted in the release of seven inmates, the abduction of the officer in charge of the farm settlement, and the death of a police inspector, respectively.

“The CP made this known during his visit to Okigwe for on-the-spot assessment of the ugly incidents, wherein he mandated the special tactical squad operatives to intensify efforts in ensuring that the officer in charge of the farm settlement is rescued unhurt and the fleeing inmates are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”

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