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Ikonso’s Killing: Police Deploy Surveillance Helicopters In Imo Over IPOB Threat




Police authorities have deployed helicopters to Imo State to supply surveillance and stop additional assaults by gunmen on authorities institutions.


This comes two days after the nation house of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma was attacked by gunmen.

Some gunmen early on Saturday attacked the nation house of the governor in his Omuma hometown of the Oru East Native Authorities Space, killing two safety operatives.

Additionally on Saturday, the military acknowledged that its troops and the police intelligence crew killed Ikonso, often called Vice President, and 6 IPOB commanders who labored for the Japanese Safety Community in a raid the operatives carried out on the “operational Headquarters of the IPOB/ESN terrorists in Awomama village.”

The military had confirmed that an officer and three policemen had been additionally shot lifeless by the ESN in the course of the gun battle on Saturday.

The Director, Military Public Relations, Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima, launched {a photograph} of Ikonso with IPOB chief, Nnamdi Kanu, in addition to of the shrine the place the ESN and IPOB fighters reportedly gathered in Oru East.

The military spokesman had revealed that that they had been on the path of Ikonso and different ESN commanders for weeks earlier than he was lastly captured.

The assault of the governor’s home adopted the killing of a kingpin of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), merely recognized as Ikonso aka Holy Cup.

Ikonso was killed when Abba Kyari led males of the Intelligence Response Crew (IRT) invaded his house in Umuokwe, Awomama within the Oru East Native Authorities Space of the state.

In the meantime, IPOB has vowed to avenge the demise of the ESN commander, Ikonso.

SaharaReporters learnt from a police supply on Monday that safety operatives had been taking the threats critically and that helicopters had been deployed within the state to supply surveillance as a part of safety efforts to stop additional assaults within the state.

A resident who spoke to our correspondent on situation of anonymity mentioned, “I’ve been seeing helicopters hovering above in Owerri. At this time (Monday), I noticed one hovering over the Authorities Home.”

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