Gunmen Kill Police Inspector, Release Seven Inmates In Imo
Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed a police inspector and released seven inmates in an attack on Okigwe Correctional Farm Settlement in Umualomoke, Okigwe in Imo State.
This was as the gunmen also attacked the residence of Senator Patrick Ndubeze in Okigwe, while they abducted the officer in charge of the farm settlement.
According to reports, operatives of the Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network were responsible for the attack which occurred on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, has ordered the immediate deployment of the command’s Special Tactical Squad to work with the military and other sister security agencies to hunt down the suspected IPOB/ESN operatives.
Danjuma also mandated that the abducted officer be rescued unhurt and the fleeing inmates arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
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.”