The Imo State Police Command on Monday confirmed the killing of six suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Newsbreak learned that the hoodlums attempted to attack the palace of Eze Okeke at Orlu Local Government Area (LGA).
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mike Abattam, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to this news medium on Monday.
“The hoodlums on sighting the combined team engaged it in a gun duel, throwing petrol bombs.
“The gallant team responded and positioned themselves professionally.
“In the exchange of gunfire that ensued, the hoodlums were overwhelmed due to the superior fire-power of the combined team.
“In the process, six of the hoodlums were neutralized.
“The team did not relent in their effort, they chased the hoodlums and recovered one pump action gun, three blood-stained machetes and three Hilux vans, suspected to have been snatched from innocent citizens,” Abattam stated.
Furthermore, he explained that no operative was killed but that a police vehicle got burnt from the fire that ignited from the petrol bomb.